I'm trying to contain my rage, but as I was on the elliptical machine watching yet another Turnbow meltdown, it came to me...
Turnbow is nothing more than a one batter guy. Notice I don't mention "out" ... just one batter. All too often I've seen him come into the game and pitch OK, but as soon as one little thing goes wrong (tonight the walk), he completely loses it. I think his issue is all mental, and I don't believe there is anything he or the team can do to remedy it ... so, one batter guy.
I present how the team should use Turnbow from this point out (if they use him at all): have him pitch to one guy. He gets an out? Alright, tempt fate and leave him in. He gets ... a walk, a bloop hit, a solid hit, a HBP, a catcher's interference, Ned scratches a bug bite, the ump asks him to remove an earing ... ANYTHING ... get him out of there.
God, this team is frustrating.