Originally Posted by HalMorrisRules
First of all, that comment wasnt directed at anything you said. Secondly, when a game goes 18 innings, managers have to do strange things sometimes. You can not manage every game thinking it might go 18 innings. You have the benefit on 20/20 hindsight.
Did Bud Black have the advantage of 20/20 hindsight when he was able to manage 18 innings without using a starter in relief, while Dusty had to use 2, 1 of whom is a 24 year old that pitched not even 48 hours before? Bud Black isn't exactly the greatest manager of all time, and he figured it out.
And yes, before I used Harang, or for heaven's sakes Volquez, I would have put Freel out there on the mound and hoped for the best while not jeopardizing our top 2 pitchers for 1 win (which we didn't even get!).