Jonathan Papelbon, hero.

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    Re: Jonathan Papelbon, hero.

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jonathan Papelbon, hero. : I understand perfectly the 'concept of a bullpen'. Are you frozen in a strict formula of what should constitute a reliever's time in a game whether he is pitching well or poorly? That's how games are lost.
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    But that's why you have a model, a model that just about everyone uses.  Among some of the more famous setup guys in the league, Joba, Soriano, Benoit, and Downs have combined for exactly one 2-inning outing.  The standard model for all these guys is an 8th inning setup and 9th inning closer.  It's not 100% etched in stone, but it is your model.
     
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    Re: Jonathan Papelbon, hero.

    Pap blew it, pure and simple.  3 of those 4 runs were earned.  The DP ball wasn't a sure thing because the batter was Crisp, hitting from the left side and pretty fast getting down the line, plus Lowrie was making the throw to first and he does not have a quick release or a strong arm.  Youk didn't misplay anything, period.  No excuse for Pap blowing a 4 run lead.  None. 

    But I do agree that overall he has been a pretty good closer again this year--see Friday night save. 

     
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    papelbomb again exhibited why he will never be in Mariano's class. All relievers blow saves from time to time, but his act afterward followed by bumping the umpire was truly despicable.
     

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