Originally Posted by fisch11
Here's what we found out in the wake the Reds' 8-6 loss to Houston, aka, Bullpen Meltdown II:
--Juan Castro pinch-hit in the ninth because Ken Griffey Jr. was sent home because of the flu. Jeff Conine is still hurt apparently. And Jerry Narron was saving Javy Valentin until the Reds got a someone on, which they never did.
To :deadhorse , although one should reasonably
expect to hold a 4 run lean with 6 outs to go, knowing your bench is even thinner than normal, why switch out Dunn in the 8th? If Sarloos pitches effectively in the 8th and his bat comes up in the bottom half, you can let him hit if the rationale is for him to go 2 innings. You would assume the lead is still at least 3. If it's not, you're going to pinch hit for him anyway and Dunn is still around. Silly thinking if you ask me.