Willie Randolph said Ambiorix Burgos would pitch in a tight spot, and that came today he got Abraham Nunez on a grounder with the bases loaded to end the fifth. But, Randolph stuck with Burgos, who struggled the entire next inning before giving up a home run to three-run Ryan Howard.
Pitching to the left-handed hitting Howard is something to question. Isn’t that why you have Pedro Feliciano and Scott Schoeneweis? I don’t think Burgos has done anything to warrant the trust of pitching to Howard.
Now, for sure, he hasn’t.