Re: September Scoreboard Watching
Originally Posted by Kc61
The reason to remove him is that this is a pennant race. April-May managing moves don't apply.
Cannot let Bailey face those hitters a third time with men on base in a close game against Carpenter.
You have a lights out reliever in Masset, a righty to face Pujols and Holliday, use him there, let him finish the sixth and pitch the seventh.
Now Reds lost that game and face an uphill game against Jiminez tomorrow.
This game was winnable, but it required more aggressive pitching management.
You can't go jerking out starting pitchers at the first sign of trouble in the 6th inning when he's previously given up one single run and 60-some pitches. I don't care if it's a pennant race or not... that's far too reactionary.
It's a pennant race, but it's not do-or-die. They're up 7 games with 25 to play... that's pretty significant. No use in acting like it's game 7 of the World Series because he'd given up a solo double with 2 outs.
"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