When your closer goes in and is facing the #2, #3 and #4 hitters and all he throws is belt-high fastballs with no movement, right over the middle of the plate, you'd better be up by at least four runs because one way or the other, they're going to score at least three.
If the #2 hitter doesn't hit a homerun, he's going at least get on base. If the #3 hitter doesn't hit a homerun, he's going to get on base. The #4 hitter is hitting a homerun. You can bank on that.
That was one of the worst approaches to pitching to 2-4 that I've ever seen.