Re: September Scoreboard Watching
Originally Posted by Kc61
As I said in the game thread - in advance of the spot - you cannot leave Homer Bailey in to face Pujols or Holliday in a tight sixth inning spot.
He often falters in the middle innings at this stage of his career.
Had Dusty brought Masset in to face Pujols or Holliday there, the Reds likely win the game.
You have to know your pitchers. Let Homer develop some other time.
Jay, Pujols, Holliday were facing Homer for the third time in the game. Pitch count was irrelevant. The Cards have very few dangerous hitters, you treat them like dangerous hitters and go with your lights out reliever there. Yes, in the sixth inning.
The kid had 60 pitches at that point and was pitching a gem.
No reason to remove him. That's kind of overreacting to one hit.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda