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TOBTTReds
07-20-2006, 12:38 AM
Gotta admit, although I still hate the lineups he puts out there, Narron did a great job tonight of managing what I consider to be a very tough game to manage. Starting pitcher out after 2 innings in a close game, you don't get that combo to often. He seemed to pull all the right strings.


I felt obligated to post this because I bash just about everything else he does.

Matt700wlw
07-20-2006, 12:42 AM
Had they lost, it would have been his fault. Mark it down...

I don't agree with every move he makes, and will call him out if I really question it, he does do some head scratchers...but sometimes the over-analysis of every step he makes gets a little crazy and uncalled for.

Marc D
07-20-2006, 12:43 AM
Gotta admit, although I still hate the lineups he puts out there, Narron did a great job tonight of managing what I consider to be a very tough game to manage. Starting pitcher out after 2 innings in a close game, you don't get that combo to often. He seemed to pull all the right strings.


I felt obligated to post this because I bash just about everything else he does.

http://www.booksokanagan.com/graphics/blindsquirrel75a.gif

Highlifeman21
07-20-2006, 12:47 AM
Harang didn't look good thru 2 IP. I'm almost surprised Harang didn't come back out after the rain delay, but then again, maybe this means we'll skip Mays start coming up and pitch Harang again, in which case Narron is a genius.

Less Mays, more Harang.

Always a good move in my book.

The bullpen pitching 7 IP scoreless is a unicorn. It doesn't exist. Don't get used to this, Reds fans.

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 12:55 AM
I'd go with Mays... Just giving an over worked arm some time off.... Just saying... Keep it normal... Harrang only threw 51 pitches tonight... But keep him on his normal rotation...

harangatang
07-20-2006, 12:59 AM
I'd go with Mays... Just giving an over worked arm some time off.... Just saying... Keep it normal... Harrang only threw 51 pitches tonight... But keep him on his normal rotation...Remember the 130 pitch game?

TOBTTReds
07-20-2006, 01:01 AM
I'd go with Mays... Just giving an over worked arm some time off.... Just saying... Keep it normal... Harrang only threw 51 pitches tonight... But keep him on his normal rotation...

I'd throw Mays if we had a 25 game lead, other than that, he is in the pen unless absolutely needed. I honestly thought we were going to see him in the 3rd inning though tonight.

RedsMan3203
07-20-2006, 01:04 AM
Remember the 130 pitch game?

Yes... I love Harang... But he has been over worked this year.... You hope and pray that Mays gets the job done.. Or the offence can out perform what Mays gives up...

Its a risky move... But i'd sure feel better to give Harrang an extra couple days off.. Thats just me.

KronoRed
07-20-2006, 01:31 AM
http://www.booksokanagan.com/graphics/blindsquirrel75a.gif
:laugh:

cincyinco
07-20-2006, 01:34 AM
Had they lost, it would have been his fault. Mark it down...

I don't agree with every move he makes, and will call him out if I really question it, he does do some head scratchers...but sometimes the over-analysis of every step he makes gets a little crazy and uncalled for.

I agree completely. I am not a big Narron hater. I dont think he's that bad. I think he's got the respect of his ball club - something Miley and Baboone never had. And he did very well tonight. Which begs the question - what the HELL was Narron thinking LAST night? There was still absolutely NO excuse for the way he managed last nights game. None. Milton did his job and was out of gas.. should have been pulled, no question.

Ltlabner
07-20-2006, 07:47 AM
Gotta admit, although I still hate the lineups he puts out there, Narron did a great job tonight of managing what I consider to be a very tough game to manage. Starting pitcher out after 2 innings in a close game, you don't get that combo to often. He seemed to pull all the right strings.


I felt obligated to post this because I bash just about everything else he does.


Classy post. Good to see people giving props where it's due. It's funny to see people missing the point that you were just paying him a complement for last nights game, not nominating him for manager of the year. Apparently they will never give Narron any props period even if deserved.

Hopefully last night's performance takes some of the sting out of his horrible decision making on the Miltion situatuion the night before. Well.....I don't know...that was a pretty horrible decision.

GAC
07-20-2006, 08:00 AM
Narron definitely keeps you on your toes! :lol:

But a good post AvesIce51.

To some - baseball is nothing more then science..... and therefore, Narron is one poor scientist.

I bet if people analyzed/studied the lineups/batting orders of a majority of today's teams in MLB they'd be scratching their head (or beating them aganist the walls).

I don't deny - and I'm really intrigued by the "scientific" aspects of the study of the game....

I just don't let pythagoreanism (or expectation)(see below) cause me to want to run outside, pull strands of my hair out and kick the crap out of the dog, because Aurilia is batting cleanup! :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_expectation

Makes me feel like Foghorn Leghorn

http://images.bcdb.com/pictures/warner/foghorn.jpg