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View from the catwalk: Bullpens and starters in the playoffs

Seems like they both work.

MLB: NLDS-Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

There was one outstanding baseball game yesterday, and one, relatively boring game that had a few outstanding performances.

First off, the Brewers went with a bullpen game, and their very excellent bullpen was spotless, until Jeremy Jeffress blew the save. Undaunted, the walked it off in the tenth. Here’s the recap from Ben Reagan at Brew Crew Ball.

The other National League game was not a bullpen day. It was a Hyun-Jin Ryu day. True Blue LA recap by Ryan Walton. Walton also wrote about Ryu’s excellent comeback season.

Rays Links

  • There’s a funding gap right now between what the various parties say they’re willing to contribute for a new Rays stadium in Ybor, and what it will cost to build one. John Romano wrote about the gap.
  • Joey Wendle is on the Baseball America all-rookie team. Ryne Stanek is not. Seranthony Dominguez is the only relief pitcher on the team, and Dominguez is very good, so I guess my only gripe is that in the modern game, you could honor a couple more relievers.

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