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Bullpen? Where Are You?

Another game, another bullpen meltdown. Rockies are next and a chance to salvage this team.

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Braves 9, Diamondbacks 5

This has gotten ridiculous. The D-backs blew this one in the ninth in spectacular fashion. It is the bullpen that carried this team earlier in the season, but now it is just plain ugly. Was it overuse? Murphy’s law? I hope it is the latter, because we might be ready for a potential bounce back to wrap up the year. Hard to believe, but I’m starting to long for the days of Fernando Rodney.

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