The media in Denver keeps talking up the Rockies bullpen. I just know I feel very nervous as the games creep toward the late innings. Belisle is the only guy who looks like he wants the ball. The rest of these guys look like crapshoots mentally.
Comment by Rockymountainhigh — May 4, 2010 @ 2:03 pm
The Padres had a great bullpen last year (4th in FIP) and have built on that for this year (1st in FIP and xFIP). That seems like it’s not a fluke, doesn’t it?
I’m not going to defend Jerry Manuel’s bullpen use, but to be fair the Mets pen racked up an enormous amount of those innings in the twenty inning game. This early in the season that is going to have a pretty big impact on a per game basis.