How good is the Sox' bullpen? Don't ask

How good is the Sox' bullpen? Don't ask

Posted by scotgreg on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 22:53
Back in Baltimore last month, Boone Logan and Bobby Jenks blew a game against the Orioles. Afterward, Logan took his share of the blame and then wondered why relief pitchers only see reporters after bad outings. It was a legitimate question. And in the spirit of the inquiry, let's just say White Sox relievers haven't been asked too much lately. If there has big one huge difference between this season and last, OK, there's also Carlos Quentin, it's the Sox' bullpen. In the three-game sweep over the Indians, White Sox relievers pitched a combined 7 innings and allowed zero runs on 3 hits. That's about as good as it gets, and Scott Linebrink and Bobby Jenks have been particularly lethal in the eighth and ninth innings. If the Sox' bullpen can keep it up, it's going to be an interesting season. "We just have to ride them while they're hot,'' said White Sox starter Mark Buehrle. "Linebrink is going to give up a run before the year is over, so is Bobby. But the bullpen has been unbelievable.''
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