Originally Posted by hawkjt
The whole staff,but the bullpen specifically,all have walked too many guys this year.....get it fixed,Coop!
Great comeback by my guy,Hector. He looked dead in the 1st inning,but battled back to give a quality start.
I agree that bullpen guys are rarely consistent year to year,it seems.
Reed is better, Crain is healthier...otherwise everyone is worse.
Getting Hector into the bullpen would help.
Veal was a worldbeater last year...this year..cannot find the plate.
Thornton has to figure it out quickly.
PK hit the ball well last nite...2 for 4 with a homer,and the hardest hit ball could have been a huge key in this game...with bases loaded in the 1st,his rocket right at Gomes was just bad luck. If that gets to the gap, Sox score three and take a lead,and maybe win that game.
Buchholz did settle down,but the Sox had plenty of chances.
Figure what out? That he can't throw 97 anymore, and that his top 95 MPH straight fastball will not get Major league batters out? Oh, and he has no other picthes he can throw for strikes so the hitter can just wait for that 94-95 straight fastball..?? He is done and hopefully we can get something for him by trade deadline..!!