The reviews from Seattle were mixed; some talked about his devastating splitter, while others warned of disappointment due to decreased velocity.
I had hoped for a 1-2, knockout punch at the end of games, that could maintain a lead no matter how small and while K-Rod has lived up to his end of the bargain, Putz has not.
Putz's walk to Gload was the eighth he's allowed in his last six outings, and he's struck out only four in that span. When Putz was the Mariners' closer in 2006 and 2007, he walked 13 batters in each season. He's issued 18 walks this season, to go with a 3.81 ERA in 281/3 innings. source Newsday
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