PaulFolk Posted January 4, 2011 Share Posted January 4, 2011 My lasting memory of Kevin Gregg is that TWICE last year he was pulled from the game in the middle of a save situation against the Orioles. On July 17, he was trying to protect a one-run lead in the ninth against the Orioles, and he walked the bases loaded. Cito Gaston pulled him (and Gregg barked at him as he left the mound). The next pitcher bailed him out. Then on September 24, Gregg started the 9th with a 6-3 lead over the Orioles. He gave up two walks and a hit, and Gaston yanked him with a 2-0 count on a hitter. Again, the next pitcher bailed him out. I guess the point here is that Gregg is prone to having some ugly meltdowns, in many cases caused by his inability to throw the ball over the plate. If he's the Orioles' closer this year, we're going to be sweating things out quite a bit. I'd much prefer Koji as the closer-- he never gets himself in trouble with walks, and he almost always gets the job done (when he's not facing the Yankees). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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