Re: September Scoreboard Watching
Originally Posted by Kc61
Except you're ignoring all the circumstances.
Tight pitching duel.
Young Reds pitcher who sometimes fades in middle innings.
Rested bullpen, now very deep since Chapman's arrival.
Nail in the coffin type game.
Cards big hitters coming up for third time against Bailey.
Masset lights out reliever has faced these guys many times.
I would have had Masset warmed and ready. I said so at the time in the game thread. And I don't care about his pitch count in that spot, given all these other circumstances.
Even ignoring pitch counts, Bailey showed absolutely no signs of letting up. So he gave up one double... that's really no reason to yank a guy. He was not getting hit much at all to that point. And frankly I don't see one hit as a sign that he's suddenly going to start. Pitch counts do matter when considering whether or not he's tiring. But there was no evidence of that. Frankly, I still believe nothing that inning was an indication Bailey was losing it... he battled Holliday for 7 pitches and unfortunately an All-Star hitter took care of a mistake high in the zone. It happens. Sometimes you just have to credit the other guy.
"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