"Walking Nyjer on four pitches was terrible," Venters said. "I fell behind to Desmond and put the pitch up over the plate. Didn't throw a lot of strikes. Didn't do my job."
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"We miss Billy Wagner," Venters said. "He really taught me a lot last season and I know he helped Craig, too. But I think we still have a good bullpen. Now it's our time to show it."
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