Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Girardi Not Worried About Bullpen's Usage

With the way they've been used this year, it'd be understandable for the Yankees' bullpen to get a little worn out.

The seven-man group, headed mainly by the big four of Shawn Kelley, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren, and David Robertson, seems to be put in high-pressure situations every day by Manager Joe Girardi, creating concerns that by the end of the year they'll be hurt.

Be that as it may, Girardi isn't buying into the criticism, saying after the relievers gave up seven runs in yesterday's win over the Rangers that he's not worried about their workload.

"I don't worry about our bullpen," the Yanks Skipper told The Star Ledger's Brendan Kuty following the stressful victory. "Our bullpen is going to be good down the stretch. They just had a night. Everyone is entitled to a night. We were just tired of giving you 4-2 games."

Let's hope that's the case, as the usually-dominant New York pen's been awful over the last three days.

For example, in the last two games of this weekend's series against the Blue Jays they allowed six trips around the bases, a cause for agitation that only increased last night with the surrendering of the aforementioned seven spot. 

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