Saturday, July 09, 2011

Francisco Cordero ruined a great night

Dusty Baker, I told you to put Aroldis Chapman in the closer role LAST YEAR!.
Hell, I said it THIS WEEK!

But no. You keep dragging Francisco Cordero out there. And now look at what is happening.

Cordero was trusted with a 2 run lead in the 9th. He had the lead with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.

And Mark Kotsay won it for the Brewers.

What would have happened if the REDS had won?
Oh not much, except a three way tie at the top of the Division!

The Pirates, Cardinals and Brewers would have been all tied with two games before the All Star break.

And the Reds would have been only 3 games back.

It would be beautiful chaos.
And instead it is just Milwaukee with a one game lead.

Seriously Dusty... time for a new closer.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree..Dusty Baker is hell bent and determined to show he is the boss even though he knows Cordero should not be closing. He has now had runs scored off him in his last five outings and blew three games in St. Louis and Milwaukee. He can't get anything over the plate except for fastballs and his slider usually ends up in the dirt..not a very tempting pitch. His time is past..time to pass the torch and get this team on the winning track with Chapman and Masset.