Am I in the Bizarro World?? What the hell is going on? Did we not just “semi” annoint Rivero the Closer? Evidently not, as Hurdle is still committed to a Closer role “by committee.” LeBlanc comes in and pitches a clean 6th. Hudson comes in and pitches a clean 7th. (BOTH COULD HAVE GONE LONGER).. Then the Shocker: Rivero pitches a clean 8th inning. What do we do now that we have used the TRUE CLOSER for this team?? Most normal managers would go with the guy getting guys out (in this case LeBlanc or Hudson) to get to the 9th inning to use Rivero to shut the door. Not Hurdle
…the “Committee-mentality” comes in and a 4-3 lead becomes a 9-4 deficit. Pathetic.