Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
I see an unfortunate trend developing - this is another ballgame where the bullpen has been shaky. I hope this isn't a trend, but I'm wondering if their collective overuse is finally taking its toll.
I agree. Too much use for too long. Burnett (in particular), Swarzak, and Perkins all seem to be fraying around the edges. I understand that Gardy wants to protect both Perkins and Burton and this has led to high-leverage innings going to Duensing, Burnett and Swarzak. A more consistent and innings-eating rotation would have benefitted these guys. Maybe, they will get better starting in the last 70 games.