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Friday, May 16, 2008

And So It Begins

By Cardinal 70

Bernie has put it quite succinctly:

Izzy on DL with a hand injury. Perez is here and available tonight.

And so the Chris Perez era begins. It'll be interesting to compare and contrast how he is handled vs. how Kyle McClellan was treated when he made the team. McClellan was quickly put into tough situations and, for the most part, handled them well. I don't expect they have Perez up just to be a mopup guy. He won't be the closer, but it'll be interesting to see if he comes into a one-run game in the seventh or eighth right off the bat.

With McClellan, Mike Parisi and now Perez, it's almost looking like the kiddie corp of the 2006 postseason. Hopefully they'll be just as effective!

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