Friday, October 19, 2018

Eric Gagne Was The Unlikely Source To Stop Kimbrel From Tipping Pitches

OK, we might have to stop naming our yearly "booby prize" award after Eric Gagne (FN's Eric Gagne Memorial 'Most Disappointing' Award). It appears that Gagne was the main source helping to solve the "pitch-tipping" problem of Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel's postseason was starting to resemble Gagne's performances in his one-year tenure with The Carmine Hose (6.75 ERA). Then, after the Gagne-inspired adjustments, Kimbrel had a pretty efficient ninth inning in the closeout game of the ALCS. Folks, you just can't make this Red Sox stuff up!