Joe Maddon has said he isn’t afraid to use any of his relief pitchers with the game on the line. He proved that to be accurate when he brought in Rookie Jake McGee to face Brian Roberts on Saturday. Roberts deposited McGee’s 3rd pitch into the left field seats.
Our Instinct: Big deal. We’ve seen the best of the best hang pitches over the plate. Maddon will play slap ass with likes of Farnsworth, Howell, and Sonnanstine for awhile until McGee gets comfortable. McGee is the guy you want in Tampa’s pen.