Re: 4 issues with Dusty and only one game has been played!
I am not one to apologize for Dusty, but I disagree on some of these.
On some level, you have to admit his plan with Stubbs basically worked. He thought the kid would struggle with Carpenter, and instead he was able to start his season with 2 hits and play almost half the game anyway. Whether it was smart on paper or not, I actually think he had a plan to help Stubbs succeed out of the gate and so far it has worked.
1st out of the pen was likely going to be Lincoln or Masset. I probably would've gone Masset, but he ended up looking even worse.
I agree with you that Nix over Gomes is odd, but its not a huge deal to me.
I could go either way on Arroyo pitching Thursday. In theory, I agree with Dusty that using an innings eater like Arroyo 3rd before your back end of your rotation needs your bullpen badly makes some sense. In our case though, I'm not sure 1 of our starters is any more likely to give us innings than another. Its pretty balanced for better or worse.