Originally Posted by HalMorrisRules
Yes, coincidence. Explain how his "extensive relief outing" made him give up 10 hits and 5 runs in 5.1 innings three days earlier? What was Dusty supposed to do? Send out a position player to pitch and basically surrender that game? Then have fans say "Dusty must be fired! Why didnt he pitch Harang? He only went 5 innings three days ago."
I wouldnt. I would have said if it were September and we were in it then you go deep. Otherwise NO REASON to go out and do dumb crap like what Dusty ended up doing. San Diego didnt have to use 2 of its starters to make it through 18, you dont see the Blue Jays throwing Halladay out there in relief, you dont see a lot of teams making those mistakes in May. Learn from the mistake with Fogg and if it happens again dont make that mistake again. Punt the game and save your starters so you dont have to stretch things out following games. Maybe you just might pull a major surprise with someone up there throwing junk.