Originally Posted by ThirdBaseCoach
The manager's decision whether to pinch hit for Ross did not cause the Reds to lose. How about JR's 3Ks and 4LOB? (hate to seem like I'm picking on him, but facts are facts)
It didnt cause them to lose but it sure didnt help them win any. Both parts sucked but that doesnt excuse one or the other. The manager is out there to give the team every chance they have to win. Pete keeps missing his chances.
Its a little easier to handle a bad game by a player but there is no excuse for bad games from managers.