After a quality start against the Reds today, Jaime Garcia got to sit on the bench and watch the Cardinals bullpen implode, costing him a win and the Cards the game.
Trevor Rosenthal started it off by blowing a save in the 8th, giving up a run to tie the game, before Mitchell Boggs and Marc Rzepczynski came on in the 9th to allow a combined 9 runs and make a close game into a laugher.
However, this is nothing new for the Cardinals.
Back in 2011, the Cardinals tried everything but the kitchen sink in an attempt to shore up their bullpen. After incumbent closer Ryan Franklin's effectiveness finally deserted him, the Cards turned to a variety of relievers to plug the gap. Mitchell Boggs, Eduardo Sanchez and Fernando Salas all tooks turns at closer before Jason Motte finally stepped up in September to claim the role.
The result was an incredible 26 blown saves during the year, second only to the Nationals, who had 27.
With Motte firmly entrenched in the closer role in 2012, you...