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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Look Back at Gagne's Big Inning

Dan writes up last night's game as a feel good piece, but for Eric Gagne, while avoiding more Lester talk.

Dan goes a little over board when he calls Gagne "one of the greatest relief pitchers in the history of baseball." He had one of the greatest runs as a closer, but that doesn't put him anywhere near Mariano Rivera or Trevor Hoffman. He isn't even in the same league as the relief aces of the 70's and 80's.

5 comments:

Chris said...

Gagne, Crisp and the Red Sox needed that victory perhaps more than any other single game. That our big guns at the plate aren't producing means that people like Crisp need to. That Gagne suffered perhaps the worst one-two punch any closer could ever encounter in Baltimore put so much more meaning on his 'victory' last night. We need a good arm from gagne, but we need the space between his ears right as well. Last night helped immeasurably. And for the team as a whole, it was just what was needed: A victory snatched from the jaws of defeat. It would have been crushing had yet another stellar starting pitching outing ended up as a loss.

Anonymous said...

Well he also wrote an entire article on Lester (and Lowell). Read the game report.

Monkeesfan said...

Man, I can't wait for the Shankisms to flow after Daisuke's implosion and the inability of the Sox's bats to close out the late rally.

dbvader said...

"Well he also wrote an entire article on Lester (and Lowell). Read the game report."

Edes wrote the game article and notebook. I don't think shank does game pieces except for ST.

Jim said...

is there anything more pathetic than the pasty-white, nappy-headed CHB using the term "the bomb?"

I mean come on....