Saturday, April 11, 2009

Stinkin' Mike Lincoln

Well, the Reds are only 5 games into the season, but the performance of Mike Lincoln has to be concerning thus far. Lincoln had a very good first half last season (3.89 ERA) and very poor second half last season (5.47 ERA), but the Reds decided to give Lincoln a 2 year/$4 million dollar contract hoping that Lincoln would revert to his 1st half form. However, the signs don't look too good so far.

Cincinnati Reds
J Cueto (L, 0-1)6.0844191109-666.00
D Herrera1.011113029-1610.80
J Burton1.000000016-83.86
M Lincoln1.035530230-1434.71

And by the way, Mike Lincoln has a 5.14 WHIP so far this season. Not a good start. Again, it's early, but concerning nonetheless.

The Reds will need solid production from their bullpen this season if they are going to be the surprise team in the National League this season. With that said, how concerned should the Reds be about Lincoln?


tHeMARksMiTh said...

Still better than Peter Moylan's 45.00 ERA or Blaine Boyer's still resounding ###

Josh said...

How long will Blaine Boyer go with having a ### ERA?

tHeMARksMiTh said...

He's only pitched in one game, so it shouldn't be too long.