Originally Posted by GIDP
No thanks to Dusty blowing what a long relief pitcher is and using Masset for 2 batters in the 9th inning of a tie game.
Exactly my thoughts. Long relief is basically Masset's job so why isn't he doing it. In the extra inning game it seems he shoud have gone a little more than 1/3 of an inning. Then he was used again the next night to close out a game when it really could have been done by someone else.
The only reason then bullpen is tired is because it hasn't been used correctly. Owings needs to have a strong outing tonight or the Reds will be heading into the Cardinal series with a tired bullpen thanks to their manager.