Don’t need a 3-game losing streak right now, and with Julio toeing the slab we’re unlikely to see that happen. But the bats have been silenced again, and B.J. is starting to look like the B.J. we’ve grown accustomed to seeing.
And it figures that, right after I offered some rare praise for Fredi, he goes and mucks it up by having Avilan pitch the 8th. Fredi defended the move, noting that 3 of the 4 batters due up were lefties. But Jordan Walden has been much better vs. southpaws this year, so it’s hard to see the logic in that call.
The line-up is unchanged, with Bethancourt behind the plate, as he should be.