Siberian Baseball

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Well, this is a troubling new pattern

So much for a lights out 1-2-3 punch in the Red Sox bullpen.

After dropping two of three to the Orioles, Boston's newest addition, Eric Gagne has been less than his spectacular old self, allowing five runs in the past two games, killing sure wins in the process.

With ERAs in those games a staggering 16.20 and 15.75, respectively, the Red Sox slide is corresponding with a suddenly viable Yankees team, cutting Boston's lead in the AL East to a slim four-game lead.

This was supposed to be a can't miss acquisition that now has me wondering exactly how healed Gagne really is from an injury that kept him out of all but two games last season and 14 games the year before that.

I wouldn't be less surprised if there's an announcement shortly regarding Gagne's health if he showed up at my house and his rotator cuff caught fire.

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