Question of the Day, 5/18 …

Do you think [the events of Friday night] means Ernesto Frieri’s supplanted Scott Downs as the closer? — @will_berson

Nope, I think what it means is we have a closer platoon, per se, with the left-handed Downs and the right-handed Frieri. Mike Scioscia used Downs for the eighth, and had him warming up as Jered Weaver was laboring through the seventh, because the Padres had a bunch of left-handed hitters coming up. That can happen a lot more often, and it points to two things: 1. Scioscia’s confidence in Frieri, who has pitched lights out in the two weeks he’s been with the Angels; 2. Scioscia’s lack of confidence in Hisanori Takahashi, who he seemingly doesn’t trust to get tough lefties out late in games.

Alden

4 Comments

Ernesto has been so good, I’d rather we not just label him the closer. I’d rather have him used in tough innings 6,7,or 8 and sometimes as a closer. He needs to be available when the team is in a jam. He would be wasted just waiting for the 9th inning. The bullpen would blow games before we even got to use him. Great trade for the Halos so far!

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yeah the Frieri kid is good…don’t bring in that Takahashi guy unless we have a minimum lead of 4 runs

I think what it means is we have a closer platoon.

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