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4 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Easily. Verrett is cooked for the next two days. I'm sorry but this is a by product of winning. Stick to the winning formula. 

Buck said in the post game that we had only 3 relievers available tonight. That's unacceptable. It's time to have a 7 man pen and end the 5 man bench.

Something needs to happen with Gentry or Kim. Hopefully trading Kim. With Bourn getting close that could mean DFA'ing Gentry. 

I'd call up Nuno. He's a vet. No big deal if he pitches sporadically. I'd leave Aquino starting in AAA. I'd add Yacabonis or Scott to the 40 man and call one of them up with Nuno. 

Brach, O'day, Givens, Hart, Asher, Nuno, Yacabonis or Scott. 

Duquette specifically built this team to have long relief and spot starters that he could send up and down all season.  Verrett pitched well tonight, but he is taking a Southwest flight to Norfolk tomorrow. 

Verrett will be back, he did a good job of saving the bullpen tonight. 

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Verrett didn't just save the bullpen. He came up huge for the 2nd time this year.  I reserve the right to be wrong but I'm betting he's sitting in the bullpen when the game starts tomorrow night.   

I think Buck rewards him by trying to get through the next two games without sending him out.

You disagree? No problem.

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41 minutes ago, Diehard_O's_Fan said:

Who do you think will get sent down for Aquino?

Hopefully not an injury.  With the rainout today I would assume everyone is "fresh."  This makes me worry about O'day.  

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3 minutes ago, Diehard_O's_Fan said:

You are probably right sport's fan. O'day must be going on the DL.

Or they've decided it's time to go to a 7-man pen.   

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If it were O'Day to the DL, wouldn't you just bring Verrett back up?    Which makes me think it isn't O'Day to the DL.    I would think Bleier would be the choice as a LH reliever.   Has he been down 10 days yet?

 

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So what is going to be the corresponding move for Aquino today? Unless there is an injury it is going to be an interesting decision. I say Gentry is DFA'd. If Bourn who they like, is ready he is a phone call away. I can't see the team losing Kim to keep Rickard, Gentry and Bourn. I think it is a real possibility that Gentry could wind up back at Norfolk. I don't see many teams beating down his door with how he has looked at the plate, of course it only takes one. 

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So now what?  Asher and Bleier get optioned to AAA. Pena DFA. So who comes up?  Ynoa, Chricton, Jackson, Yacobonis, Wilson, Scott?  

Brach, Givens, O'day and Hart look overworked. 

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2 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

So now what?  Asher and Bleier get optioned to AAA. Pena DFA. So who comes up?  Ynoa, Chricton, Jackson, Yacobonis, Wilson, Scott?  

Brach, Givens, O'day and Hart look overworked. 

I had posted in another thread, that I think at some point soon, Hart and or Givens might need to be sent down to give them a break.

 

I would assume Jackson, Ynoa, and a 3rd pitcher are up tomorrow. He'll, at this point I would boot Pena and Kim and go with an 8 man bullpen. 

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3 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Availability for tomorrow...

Brach- ?

Oday- doubtful

Givens- 

Hart- nope

Asher- Nope

Bleier-Nope

 

I think O'Day should be available.   I doubt Givens will be.   

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