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What's wrong with Huston Street?


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Even though hes put up some good seasons, Street never really gave me the impression of a dominant closer. I dont know if hes being over used or what but a dominant closer doesnt give up 5+ straight at bats with a line drive.

 

He's always been a head case to a certain extent. 

 

Long streaks of excellence peppered with unexplainable weaknesses in various aspects of his game. 

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Even though hes put up some good seasons, Street never really gave me the impression of a dominant closer. I dont know if hes being over used or what but a dominant closer doesnt give up 5+ straight at bats with a line drive.

Every closer, EVERY one has had a bad day. I'm sure even the great Mariano had a day or two like this.

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Every closer, EVERY one has had a bad day. I'm sure even the great Mariano had a day or two like this.

A bad day?  This was more than just a "bad day."  A bad day is giving up a run or two, maybe on a line drive a stolen base and a bloop, or a walk and a homer.  

 

Street gave up a no doubt home run, then a bunch of line drive hits, followed by a terribly located pitch to a slap hitting shortstop who took him deep.  Like I said dominant closers dont do that.  

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The guy can't be perfect. Give him a break, he has the most saves of anyone in the AL.

 

Is there anyone besides Street you'd rather have in there in the 9th?

 

Blame fu**stick Featherweight for having a stupid glove he can't get the ball out of.

 

That was one heck of a quirky ninth inning.  The toughest part was that victory was so, so close.  We were within a third strike twice, the Featherstone play (actually a great play, followed by equipment failure), and Calhoun so close to catching the home run that barely stayed fair.  Unfortunately on the Featherstone play he's a rookie, and these kind of things happen to a rookie.  Betcha he pays a lot more attention to his glove in the future.  Actually Street didn't have it at all in that inning.  That was a smash that Navarro made a great play on at first, and turned it into an out.  Then a line drive to center field fortunately right at Trout.

 

Houston Street is a really good closer, he'll be back.  It's always ugly to lose in blown save situation (especially with a 3 run lead), but we have other pressing problems that need addressing that are a much higher priority.  We had a lot of chances to blow this one open long before the ninth inning, and it never happened.

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The guy can't be perfect. Give him a break, he has the most saves of anyone in the AL.

Is there anyone besides Street you'd rather have in there in the 9th?

Blame fu**stick Featherweight for having a stupid glove he can't get the ball out of.

No I'm going to blame the guy that gave up five runs as opposed to the infielder that fielded a ball that got hit so hard it stuck in his glove. I was listening on the radio and for some reason Bobby Grich was in for Langston. Grich said he used the same kind of webbing in his glove.

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Didn't something similar happen the last time Street was used three nights in a row?  This was also his fourth game in a row, albeit with a day off after the first one.  Not excusing it, just saying it's not entirely a surprise.  

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