Tuesday, May 17, 2011

O's Bullpen

It was another tough night for the Orioles bullpen last night. 4 relievers coughed up a 6 zip lead to the Red Sox as the Birds fall 8-7. To say the least the Pen has been inconsistant. It looks like Mike Gonzalez is totally useless with an 8 and a half ERA and Closer Kevin Gregg is 0-1 with a 3 and a half ERA. With some quality efforts out of the pen the Birds could easily be over 500 and right in the hunt for the AL East Race. They have already proved they can play with the division lead Rays taking 5 of 6 in Tampa this year.

With the Orioles starting pitching settling in it is now time for the front office to figure out a way to beef up the bullpen. Guys like Britton, Tillman, Arrieta, Guthrie and Bergesen are pulling their weight...now it is time for the pen to show up and hold on to the leads they have been given by the starters.

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