This is not an overall rip of Narron. I don't understand manager's saying "I don't want so-and-so to beat us." That is ridiculous, because last night, Howard beat us--beacause Narron felt he had to walk him. A player can win by swinging the bat, or by the presence of his bat. There's no factoring out a player from a game. It's strictly an issue of percentages, and when there is bases loaded and no outs, I would bet the team scores 80-90% of the time. Insane thinking to not want a certain "player to beat you." Play the percentages.
"Don't trust any statistics you did not fake yourself."--Winston Churchill