Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 11/12/14
After Jason Grilli served up his home run to Jayson Werth last night, my immediate thought was that the first thing I wanted to do after the game ended was to dig through his profile on Brooks' Baseball to see if I could find a reason for his recent struggles. On June 18th, Grilli struck out the side against the Reds with a 4-0 lead. To that point, Grilli had 34 appearances and 31 2/3 innings pitched; he struck out 54 hitters, walked seven, gave up zero home runs, and scattered three runs and 17 hits across those 31 2/3. On June 19th, Grilli gave up a solo home run to Jay Bruce with a 1-0 lead to blow his only save of 2013. Starting with that game, Grilli's given up eight runs in 11 appearances. In his 10 2/3 innings, he's struck out 11, walked three, given up 12 hits, and three homers. My initial reaction to Grilli's struggles (back around the time of this ugly outing against the Angels and in the aftermath of it) was that they weren't much to worry about. Grilli isn't a ground...
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