Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
By Ric Dickens
May 19, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Danny Farquhar (40) pitches during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Baltimore Orioles defeat Seattle Mariners 9-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Stock Down: Danny Farquhar
I don’t know why Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon keeps insisting on bringing Danny Farquhar in, but McClendon’s loyalty has not been rewarded. Farquhar has a 13.50 ERA in the past week, giving up eight hits in the process. He can’t get out of jams, and that is supported by the opposition hitting .302 off him so far this season.
Every time he comes trotting in, I just get a deflated feeling and I’m sure I’m not alone there. He had a great year for the Mariners last year, and maybe Lloyd is just hoping that the 2014 Danny Farquhar will emerge. However, you can only bang your head against a wall for so long before you just have to give up. And while we’re at it, every time I watch him come in and get shelled I just get so incredibly frustrated that the Mariners traded away Yoervis Medina. He’s a power arm out of the bullpen, and someone who I firmly believe could’ve had a much more significant role than Danny Farquhar.
But, that’s for another place and another discussion. What isn’t up for discussion amongst Mariners’ fans is this, Danny Farquhar needs to be sent down to try and find his stuff and hopefully gain some confidence again.
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