My baseball friend Pat and I feel that the Padres bullpen is one of their major weaknesses this year. They may be the worst bullpen in memory. What is your take? Let us know. Thank you 🙂 – Randolph
- 3.33 ERA – Yes it is 6th in the N.L., and higher than what we are accustomed to out of traditionally dominant pads ‘pen, but that’s not an embarrassing ERA by any means.
- 10 Blown Saves – Tied for 2nd fewest in N.L. More than respectable.
- 372 2/3 IP – 4th most in N.L. There’s the main challenge this year as far as Im concerned. Too many innings asked for out of this ‘pen from the very beginning of the season.
- 3 pitchers in top 16 in appearances (Thatcher, Gregerson, Thayer). Only one other team, LAD, has as many, and their bullpen ERA is 11th. Too much has been asked of top guys throughout the season. These guys have really been hanging tough.