Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 9/14/14
Well that was an ugly game to watch yesterday (Steve Adler thinks so too as you will see in the links below). There are so many questions I have about it all though that leave me scratching my head. The most glaring one has to be Edinson Volquez. He pitched for his country in the World Baseball Classic and was phenomenal for them. That was the equivalent of the world series for him he said, so you would think he would be more nervous with more pressure and thus pitch worse. Yet here he was yesterday in game one of the season losing control of every pitch he was throwing. Volquez didn’t even make it out of the fourth inning before Bud Black decided to go to the bullpen. To have to use all those arms in the bullpen this early in the season spells trouble. One more big question is the decision making of Bud Black. Yes Volquez pitched well in the WBC, but he didn’t put up great numbers in spring. Also he pitched Opening Day last year against the Dodgers and wasn’t very good then too. La...
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