Ernie had absolutely unhittable stuff yesterday, in fact about the nastiest stuff I've seen since K-Rod was good. He was badly used by the Padres and I can see him having a big role for our club. ... He was one out from his first MLB save, and while I understand the lefty-lefty matchup, with that stuff there's no reason to believe Frieri wouldn't have gotten David Murphy out.
OK, if Frieri lets Murphy get on, then pull him for Downs. But it was a little unfair for Downs to get a one-batter save when Ernesto did all the donkey's work.