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Gagne still likely one and done

A bigger role for Eric Gagne now that the streak's over, or how about expanding the World Series to best of nine?

Originally Published: July 6, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
The following missive arrived last week, while Eric Gagne's save streak was still alive …

    In a weird, abstract and ironic way, you could argue that Gagne's streak is a detriment to the Dodgers. Until it's over, DePodesta can't really change Gagne's usage pattern: can't bring him into the eighth with the Dodgers tied or down a run, can't use him two innings at a time. Until the streak is over, it's strictly one-inning jobs, and with a lead. He has been brought into tie games a couple times, and pitched two innings a couple times, but I think those were mostly games that lasted into extra innings.

    -- J. Brannon

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