Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Okert Not Major League Worthy

What is it about this guy, Steven Okert, that provokes Bruce Bochy to call his number? I, from my position of listening to the radio, just don't see it!! His numbers are inflated when they should be ERA- 3.00 or lower. (He's 5.00+ and after today probably at 6.00+.) How often has this guy gotten his man out? Not often enough!!

(Games-18,IP-12.2, H-11, R-8, BB-5, K-7...before tonight May 24, 2017.)

With the Giants trailing 4-2, Bochy brings this bum into the game to keep the score at 4-2 and the leadoff batter promptly belts a triple. Next batter hits a deep fly ball to easily make the score Cubs-5 Giants-2. Didn't do his job, again.

Bottom of the 9th inning, Mac Williamson hits a 2-run homer over the right field fence. Score: Cubs-5 Giants-4. Unfortunately, Giants couldn't score another run. They did enough to extend the game into the bottom of the ninth tied, but with their bullpen...

This is getting old. From last year, after the All-Star break up until now, Bochy has yet to find guys in the bullpen he can trust. Guys like Okert, Cory Guerrin, and George Kontos are making Bochy look bad when he usually looks like he knows what he is doing.

When your record is 20-28 time is running out. It truly is a lost season if they don't find help in the bullpen.

Kevin J. Marquez