Originally Posted by Tragg
He does the same thing on the pitching end too. If the starter gets in trouble early, and the reliever gets in trouble too, and we're down, say 2 runs, he'll just leave the reliever in the game to pitch us completely out of it. He's punted a lot of games as manager.
He is way to slow to get guys out , especially the ones that lose it quick , like Thornton did and Nate Jones does . Why Axelrod is still getting starts is a mystery to me. He has ran out of luck , not a Major League quality pitcher. The smoke and mirrors is over with him. He was getting straight lucky. They have to have a pitcher in the system somewhere that can take his place and show his stuff.