Originally Posted by 40YrRedsFan
How is it we were able to sweep the Giants, but we couldn't do anything with the Mets? Well, a couple of observations....first, we scored early against the Giants and second, we received two well pitched games on Sat & Sun. But I think another contributing factor was the fact that Dusty didn't have to make many, if any game on the line decisions on Sat & Sun. We scored enough runs to take the decision making out of his hands. A lot of his decisions have left me scratching my head, or just down right mad. Just my thoughts.
I agree that Dusty hasn't made any crazy decisions lately. If they gave WAR ratings to managers, Dusty might be -5.0 on the year - but he didn't do anything really maddening over the weekened series. But it is not unusual for the Reds to crush LHP; and the Mets loaded up LHP to crush the Reds righties. The defense falling apart vs. the Mets didn't help either.
It was a tale of two teams. I like the second team best.