Pecking Order: How the mighty have struggled
It's been a rough July for
"I'm not even mad about this one," he said. "The way things had gone in the last week, we had worked on stuff mechanically, and we got the little kinks worked out. Tonight, everything was sharp, but I got beat on bloopers and a ball that was fair for maybe two seconds."
OK, Bobby. But you also held the major-league record for consecutive batters retired (41), a feat bested by
"(Fuentes) is getting a little bit tired," Scioscia said. "The ball's not coming out like it normally does....He'll right his ship and get it back together. It just didn't look like he was comfortable out there."
Fuentes -- who leads the majors in saves with 30 -- and Jenks aren't the only big name closers having some issues recently.
Looks like I dropped
Accordingly, I've finally put Rodney "On Board," although it's probably the kiss of death.
Ryan Franklin, Cardinals