You have higher standards than I do. Baltimore has scored more runs per game than Boston, Houston, Cleveland and 10 other teams this year. Whenthe best reliever in Twins history has given up just under 3 runs per 9 and when the best reliever in MLB history gave up over 2 runs per 9 I'm not going to complain about the guy that just had two saves in two days and has a 2.31 ERA. Did you ever watch Nathan pitch? Did he ever give you the warm fuzzies? Perkins had a strong tendency to make things interesting as well. Every reliever gives up runs to every team eventually.
Fair enough. Let's not pretend that even the best pieces of the bullpen have locked things down otherwise this season though. I'm not expecting perfection, but they have a tendency to make games far more interesting than one would hope. You're correct, relievers will allow base runners and runs at some point. My point is that these guys seem to do it nearly every outing.
I find it amusing that you mentioned Nathan and Perkins, but no Every Day Eddie? That guy made those two look like The Sandman. It seemed like he was always pitching with the bases loaded.
Edited by wsnydes, 22 April 2019 - 05:40 AM.