MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 03:  Wade Davis #71 of the Colorado Rockies on the mound during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 3, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The Brewers defeated the Rockies 5-3.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

3 Worst Bullpens Going into the Postseason

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The MLB playoffs are right around the corner, but that doesn't mean teams have things figured out in the bullpen. No matter how great your lineup is or how star-studded a pitching staff may be, you need relievers you can count on that can shut down an opposing offense. 


Here are the three worst bullpens heading into the postseason. 

3. Cleveland Indians

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This is not a surprise considering how great the Indians' bullpen has been in the past. They've fallen off in a big way throughout the year with the seventh-highest bullpen ERA in baseball. Cody Allen has struggled mightily, blowing five saves this season and losing the closer's role. The Indians could turn it around now that Andrew Miller is healthy, but it's gotten to the point where Trevor Bauer is needed to have a viable option in the pen. That's an obvious sign that this group can't get it done on their own. 

2. Chicago Cubs

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This placement is not an indictment on how the Cubs' bullpen has been all season – It's a sign of the direction they're going. Unfortunately for the Cubs, the injury bug has struck at the worst possible time. Brandon Morrow has officially been shut down for the season and Pedro Strop is out for a few weeks. That leaves Carl Edwards Jr., Jesse Chavez, and Steve Cishek to pick up the pieces.

1. Colorado Rockies

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The Rockies' recent loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers ended with Scott Osberg giving up a pinch-hit bomb to Yasiel Puig for a walk-off home run couldn't have been more fitting for how this team has playing lately. They currently have the highest bullpen ERA out of any team in the playoff hunt right now. Wade Davis has been boom-or-bust as he's toward the top of the league in blown saves. Their lineup is incredible, but not good enough to overcome the bullpen woes. 


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