Originally Posted by flash
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.
Masset has been one of the more effective BP arms this year, why have him only work as the long man? He's actually filling the role of what they thought Lincoln would fill.
I have no problem with the way the pen has been used. Would anybody have rather them bring in a starter? Dusty did that last year with Harang and nobody has let him off the hook yet.