I only watched enough of the 9th to become, in order, frustrated, worried, concerned, scared, enraged, relieved, excited, anxious, and finally, content.
Joe Nathan is a problem. He has now allowed 5 ER in 3 2/3. Blowups will happen, I’m not worried about that. The problem is 4 walks. There is no excuse for not pitching to hitters as a closer. I’m sure that DD, Jones, and Ausmus are meeting on this right now. My guess is that one more blown save for Nathan and he’ll go on the DL.
Castellenos’ HR was a bomb. I’ve only watched the replay, but man did that thing get out fast.
Krol was the star last night. He should have earned the save.
In any event, it’s a win going into an off-day. Could be worse.