Pen isn't mightier any more

Orioles manager Buck Showalter presents a brave face every night, but the difference between last season and this year couldn't be any clearer. He picked up the phone to call the bullpen in 2012 and the job got done almost every time. He picked it up the last two nights and the Orioles lost games that would have helped them gain critical ground in the American League wild card race. Tommy Hunter has been very good this year, but you have to scratch your head when a guy who throws 98 miles per hour gets beat on a couple of hanging off-speed pitches.
Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun
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