Mariners Analysis

Thursday, August 31, 2006


That's the sound that is heard whenever a starting pitcher sees Joel Pineiro is coming in to "relieve" him. The man sporting an ERA over six marches to the mound, with a runner on 2nd and the game close.

Was there any chance in the world Joel was going to prevent that runner from scoring?

Even with our bullpen depleted beyond belief, I still wouldn't run Joel out there in any game I actually wanted to win. He should be used in scrub situations only, and should never start a game for the Mariners again.

Just wanted to get that out of the way. I realize Hargrove doesn't listen, but felt the need to say it anyway.