Friday, June 29, 2012
The Revolving Door In The White Sox Bullpen Keeps Spinning
The White Sox bullpen is not a safe place to be. Chris Sale knew this which is why he fought tooth and nail to get out of it after his brief sentencing as closer.
The latest victim is Brian Bruney, who has been placed on the disabled list with hip inflammation after being called up a week ago to take Phil Humber's spot on the roster. Brian Omogrosso has been called up from Charlotte to replace Bruney.
This after Leyson Septimo was brought up to replace Will Ohman, who was by far the most dangerous aspect of the bullpen. Still, even without Ohman around, it appears nobody is safe.
As for Omogrosso, he's a hard-thrower who has good numbers in Charlotte, including 40 strikeouts in 33 innings, though his 4.09 ERA isn't exactly terrific. Of course, I haven't seen Omogrosso pitch in Charlotte, but I do have memories of him with the Sox this spring.
Memories I'm not particularly fond of.
He only pitched 1.1 innings with the Sox during the spring, but he gave up 4 runs and 5 hits in that inning and a third, while walking 3 guys and striking out nobody.
In other words, let's hope that if we see Brian Omogrosso on the mound at any point over the next two weeks that the Sox are either winning or trailing by 7.