The starting pitchers' inability to work deep into games over the past few weeks has put a lot of pressure on the bullpen. Julian Tavarez's problems this season have been well documented, but even his post All-Star break numbers are worse than from the first half of the season. Tavarez had a 4.63 ERA before the Midsummer Classic. After the break, he has a horrific 6.94 ERA.
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