Merloni: Jenks will give up big numbers 4/30
Sat, 30 Apr 2011|
Sean McAdam, Lou Merloni, Bob Neumeier, and Dan Shaughnessy discuss Bobby Jenks
Jason Rochester, New Hampshire want to know. What is going on with Bobby Jenks why does it makes such a difference. From the ninth in the seventh inning of course as well -- it back in his right things guys. Doesn't struggle last year -- whatever until we tell us how it goes don't bit noble better if Bob reject the hall was. He wasn't a good closer the last couple years look at this we might gone. The hope was that he would be a good setup guy you know because of being a closer you get helpful sides of the plate lefties and right very effective against left hitters. With that could split finger fastball it hasn't been the case lefties are hitting 350. 350. This guy has been hit -- miss at least -- ten appearances he's got shelled on form of. -- I don't think this is. God gate or Billy Wagner having to go through the transition from ninth inning the seventh in the drug problems out there are a group blue. Problems and would have them if he were pitching. In any inning. This is one of the areas that the Red Sox were not supposed to have an issue with right they had. Guys that could get them the problem or more questions about Papelbon. Then there -- about the setup guys that the -- -- year -- was actually been very good they've got fourteen losses Daniel -- got three of them. And Bobby Jenks has melted down in two others there's five games that have been lost in the seventh and eighth innings that was not supposed to be an issue with -- club. Yeah I mean he hasn't you know World Series was 2005 Bobby -- was the guy closing games when -- -- that's a long time ago that six years ago now he's not that guy he was brought him to be that guy. When he was brought in -- these guys said it's -- seventh inning guy. I see the fastball not moving enough I mean I see guys squared up well enough balls early in the count and it's just you know you can throw 94 but -- it's not do anything these guys public. No idea where anything's going no demand -- -- that you could tell right away duplicate sets -- -- how to start out. He looks dominant you know he's locating his fastball split looks great it comes to curve ball. We look at even over his career he gives up some big numbers mean he'll go give up 000 that a three that -- come back daily with a four missiles almost like. That you look at that first hitter or Q when you got an idea what this -- gonna get it done that day because he's known to kind of give up a lot of crooked numbers are.