After the Rockies rallied to take a 8-5 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning, Walt Weiss made the most boneheaded move in history of the franchise by using Rex Brothers in the eighth inning. Of all the available bullpen arms, Rex was the least likely to appear in the game after throwing more than 25 pitches in the previous game. Available fresh bullpen arms were aplenty: Massett, Belisle, Kahnle, and Hawkins. Boone Logan, Franklin Morales, and Zero were already used earlier in the game. Brothers faced five hitters, mostly left handed batters, and gave up four hits and a walk allowing five earned runs without getting even one out.
Belisle could not finish off the ninth inning with two out allowing Arizona to score five more runs after two outs. This game turned into the worst game of the decade despite a fiery rally started by Morales that enabled Colorado to grab a short-lived 8-5 lead after seven innings. He worked out a walk after a long at-bat and hustled on the basepaths that got the Rockies’ dugout all fired up. He also did his part on the mound with two shutout innings.
Enough said. I’ve moved all the way down to last stool for as long as Weiss mismanages the bullpen. Weiss is driving most fans up the wall.