Gimme some Glendon
Man, this team sure does battle. But the biggest absence of the day had to be Glendon Rusch. Now, correct me if i"m wrong, but isn't the only reason he's not in the rotation because he's our one solid long reliever. So why, after they had to pull wood (don't even get me started on that one) didn't we see Glendon. IS this really the situation you want Bartosh in. One run down in the 4th inning. Bartosh did absolutely fabulously, but why not, instead of Remlinger- Weurtz, bring in glendon for the rest of the game. You know odds are he's not going to let in those two other runs, and clearly Dusty has no faith in him, so why put him in in a one run game. With this offense, dusty needs to play like a one run deficit is just like a one run lead. this team can come from one behind much more ably than last year's team, so why not put in the long reliever here???
Just another stereotypically poorly managed bullpen losing the game for us.... It'd be one thing if Wood Had loaded the bases and he'd asked Bartosh or Weurtz to clean up after him, but this was well after Wood's issues. We need to have a lights out reliever who can stop the bleeding, not just postpone it.... so I say it again, next time one of our pitchers gets struck down in the early innings, (and believe me, if it's not wood again, it'll be someone, don't use a rookie who you don't trust to save a game, put in someone who can win a game. Put in Glendon!