From now until Billy Wagner is eligible to return next Monday, manager Jerry Manuel said he might consider using starters John Maine, Oliver Perez and Mike Pelfrey out of the bullpen.
Manuel defined the problem as “finishing” games, and said that was the seventh inning on.
Manuel also said he would use a starter in a set-up role after Wagner returns.
Given that, I take that to mean he has little faith in any of his relievers.
If that’s the case, why not let Ed Kunz close until Wagner returns?