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Old 04-09-2013, 10:07 PM
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I see that Robin Ventura hasn't learned his Matt Thornton lesson from 2012.

If we're going to earn a playoff berth it's not going to be by much. Thornton should not pitch in any game that's still close. We had a shot at rallying in the ninth with the top of the order coming up. You do not bring in Thornton down two in the bottom of the eighth. You just don't do it. If you think bringing in Thornton is the thing to do in that situation, then we have a problem. And I think we have a problem. Thornton lost 10 games out of the bullpen last year. It's like Ventura never saw that happen.

It's time to stop the Thornton nonsense now. His pitches don't move and he doesn't change speeds. He's going to continue to get hit.
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