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Clay Buchholz keeps us in the game despite not pitching his best and Boof Bonser and Joe Nelson proceed to give up 8 ER in the 8th inning. Probably wouldn't have come back with the way Masterson pitched, but that it inexcusable.
Just because he did well his rookie year doesn't mean you didn't rush him. If you let him fully develop his stuff in the minors maybe he would have been better or wouldn't have struggled this year. He's learning on the fly now which can really hurt a career.