Frank Francisco blew the save last night, one that would have pushed our winning streak to 6 games, and a season high 6 games over .500. The loss is not catastrophic by any means, but it just re-emphasizes that fact that we don’t have a shut down closer.
As crazy as our former closer Frankie Rodriguez was, he was still a top level closer and despite his high wire act most nights, he usually got the job done. There were also nights were he was just unhittable and even stretches of games where he would pitch four days in a row without being touched.
So far Francisco has just not been very reliable. You want to see an ugly stat line for a closer just take a look Frankie’s numbers below.
He has saved 8-10 games so far, which is not terrible considering what we have seen around baseball early on. Heath Bell lost his closers role, and teams like Cincinnati, the White Sox and the Dodgers have major issues in ...