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Since: 9.12.01
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Anyone catch the end of the game yesterday? He closed out the 9th in a 2-1 situation, but I thought he looked a lot more vulnerable than usual.

He's still popping the ball in there though. I don't see how he gets it out at 95 with that complete lack of effort.



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I didn't see yesterday's game, but I saw the meltdown on Saturday. Ugly.

Speaking of closers, Gammons on ESPN radio tonight said "people in baseball" think Eric Gagne could eventually into the next Robb Nen.





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Smoltzie the first two batters was just not there, but then he got that look in his eyes, the old school look, and that baseball was just pumping out of his hand. That heavy ball he throws that just saws bats in half...hopefully he will stay that way all season...cross my fingers.



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I believe the Cards went after Smoltz. He's an awesome pitcher and i imagine he will be an awesome closer.

Jason Isringhausen closed the game out perfectly for us tonight... in 12 pitches.... with the prior pitcher giving up a double. 3 k's.... if this guy pans out for us... watchout for the Redbirds!



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There I go glorifying Smoltzie and he gave up a game tying home run in the 9th to Scott Rolen tongiht...in the 11th now hopefully it will not bite us in the ass...

edit...and it just did..walk off HR by Pat Burrell in the 11th...damn!

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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    Speaking of closers, Gammons on ESPN radio tonight said "people in baseball" think Eric Gagne could eventually into the next Robb Nen.




As has been said before me, Eric Gagne as the next Robb Nen is a huge waste of Eric Gagne. He's got front of the rotation talent, if only the Dodgers would stop screwing with him.



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The problem the Dodgers have is they have money invested in Kevin Brown, Kazuhisa Ishii and Hideo Nomo (which they should, except for maybe Nomo, but even he's not BAD), so they start. They moved Gary Sheffield to get Odalis Perez, so he has to start or it looks ridiculous. And then Andy Ashby is another guy they have money in, so he has to start. Gagne, like Omar Daal, just got left out in the cold, so closing this season won't hurt him.

When you consider the other closer options (Trombley or Carrara, or the horrible closer-by-committee idea), it looks even better.

The problem with comparing him to Robb Nen already is that he's going to disappoint everyone. The problem with Peter Gammons is that he's sort of retarded.



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