Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes, Marcus Walden and Brandon Workman have a combined 2.42 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 11.26 K/9 in innings six through eight. In the ninth inning, they have a combined 4.32 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a 10.80 K/9. The ERA essentially doubles with the same guys.
Monday night's 4-3 loss in extra innings was particularly excruciating, and for a variety of reasons we have seen all too often this season.
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For starters, there was a fine Chris Sale performance - 7IP, 1R, 0ER, 3H, 1BB, 10K - wasted. For another, Sandy Leon's defensive regression continued with a pair of throwing errors and the inability to block balls thrown in the dirt.
There was also a dumb base running mistake by Brock Holt who ran through a stop sign in the bottom of the ninth that changed second and third with two out into him being tagged out at the plate on an inning-ending play that wasn't even remotely close.
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