I understand that Dusty Baker has no use for Chris Heisey but come on now. Jay Bruce is 1 for 26 against Wandy Rodriguez with 13 Ks. Rodriguez can just throw his glove out on the mound and get Bruce out. Heisey is 3 for 8 with a double and a homer. I guess you might say Jay is due. I don't know. Rodriguez has that big lefty curve.
Dave you are spot on. This is my biggest problem with dusty. Everyone says hes a "feelings" and "Match up" guy. Then he goes and does something like this. We is he not consistant in these decisions.
On the flip side bruce was Since coming home. Maybe he is in the begining of his hot streak. Riden while hes hot I guess.
Yeesh. Might be better for him to sit this one.Code:
BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jay Bruce 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 .038 .038 .038 .077
Just a terrible choice.
Unless Heisey is out for another reason...
Reds need to rough Wandy up. You don't want to claw your way back to .500 only to start dropping back again. You would think Cueto and Latos would have the edge in the next two game though. Play Ball.
In a positive sense here is how I would sum up Dusty. He is an offensive minded manager who is able to allow talent to emerge from talented players. He is able to use his skills as a former player to foster hitting. He is also able to cultivate pitching, but has a knack for using it ineffectively.
It seems like every game we're facing either a pitcher who is on fire or a pitcher who has owned us historically. Or in some cases, like today, both.
Easy first for Leake.