- Jul 15, 2005
The huge double play ball was an at'em ball rocket right at Bogarts, and I wonder if we're having this conversation if it is 6ft to either side of where it was hit - so I think this is Sawamura's last pitch in a Sox uniform. Ottavino has no doubt been shaky, but has a history of being effective. If the Red Sox are going further it is going to be with a scary bullpen at times. It's OK, I survived Kimbrel in '18, so I can survive anything.Sawamura got a huge double play on the last Sunday of the regular season. Key spot. However, I dont believe he had pitched in a while before that, and hasnt pitched since. What would you reasonably expect when you put a guy in a big spot in a playoff game and he has been on the mound only once in three weeks. For a guy who struggles with his control as is, that could be a tall ask.
Is it fair to say that Ottavino has thrown his last meaningful pitch for the Sox. If I recall correctly, I dont even recall him even getting up in the Tampa series. The thought of him spinning his inside slider to Correa, Bregman or Altuve is terifying.