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I'm having trouble finding an angle that doesn't sound overly alarmist one-sixth into the season, or that doesn't sound trite in scouring a month's worth of stat lines looking for something, anything that has the potential of a positive.

Instead, I will merely note that Harper's comments yesterday were prescient: there is indeed "a rift forming between Frank and Majewski." After Majewski threw away last night's game with an error in the ninth---a miscue that, to add insult to injury, allowed Inning-Endy Chavez to score the winning run---Frank Robinson had some pointed commentary about Majewski's performance and possible relocation in the near future:

Asked whether Majewski -- who now has a 4.76 ERA and 24 baserunners allowed in 17 innings -- is pitching his way out of his setup role, Robinson took it one step farther.

"He's pitching himself into a position where he may not even have the chance unless he's in New Orleans," the manager said. "That's what he's doing."

For his part, Majewski didn't come up with any excuses, which I suppose is a point in his favor. Counting last night's debacle, Majewski has had two straight miserable outings, three-out-of-four, and four-out-of-six.

Prior to that, Majewski had been scored upon in only one of seven appearances. To this point, he has been one of Robinson's primary choices out of the bullpen, second on the staff in appearances. But things are turning sour for Majewski awfully quickly, and if you take a gander at this sorry excuse for a pitching staff, it becomes apparent that Majewski must turn it around and become reliable again. Thus far, only Jon Rauch and Mike Stanton have been decent options out of the bullpen (and Stanton, despite the low ERA, has failed on select occasions against lefthanded hitters).

Majewski was worked extra-hard last season, making 79 appearances after starting the season in the minors. Thus, it is possible that his next exit could perhaps be in Birmingham, to visit Dr. Andrews, rather than in New Orleans. But that's entirely speculation, and overuse doesn't really favor boneheaded errors.