Think I’m sounding like a broken record? Well, get used to it. Dbacks starter Yusmeiro Petit (0-1) looked good for the first three innings Saturday night, but after giving up three runs in the fourth inning and pitching a scoreless fifth, he gave way to what is quickly becoming an awful bullpen. We knew it was suspect to begin with, however this is getting ridiculous. Let’s not even mention the offense once again took the night off. Apparently they think they are supposed to come to work only every other night or every third night.
On a night when Jon Rausch and Doug Slaten were the best pitchers out of the pen and that is saying A LOT, then you know your pen had a bad night. Billy Buckner and Juan Gutierrez were just plain awful. I would be surprised if Buckner wasn’t in Reno by sunrise. He has had three bad outings this week, with each appearance getting worse. His ERA has jumped over 15.00. Enough. I don’t know who is better, but can’t they be willing to give it a shot?
Former Dback Orlando Hudson had the biggest night of the Dodgers at the plate, going 2-4 with 3 RBI, including a 4th inning home run into the right field stands. In fact the ball landed just four rows behind me. From there, it just got worse. The bleeding may not be over. Stay Tuned on Sunday.
Player of the game: Hudson, see above.
It was over when: Petit gave way to the bullpen. The offense was stale again, so it wouldn’t have mattered if he had stayed in. However it was still a manageable game when he left at 3-0.
Up next: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:10pm, tomorrow, Chase Field