Is it time to get concerned about our intrepid closer, Francisco Cordero?
Francisco Cordero gave up four runs in the eighth to bunch of guys with numbers in 60s and 70s. He had pitched scoreless ininng in his last two outings, but he’s given up 13 runs in seven innings this spring. I checked his velocity he was 93 consistently on scout’s guns. The Reds have to be starting to get concerned. Opening Day is two weeks from Monday.
“He got two strikes on everyone tonight then couldn’t locate,” Dusty Baker said. “He says he’s feeling good, his ankle is fine. I’m glad we’ve got couple of weeks to get him straightened up.”
Yeah, it’s just spring training, and now’s the time to work out these kinks. On the other hand, let’s not ignore the elephant in the room just because the games don’t count yet.