Originally Posted by reds44
His pitch count was in the 60's when the inning started. That's not being left in too long.
If you can't leave a pitcher in when he's in the 60's, when can you leave him in? He should have been allowed to start the inning, there was no reason not to let him. He was left in way too long though.
I thought BA had more pitches then that, but it doesn't really matter. It was his seventh inning of work. He was up and down seven times.
In that spot, it's ok for BA to start the inning on a short leash with the bullpen ready.
Here, the pen was not ready. BA was given a long leash.
The Marlins' fifth run was handed to them. By then BA was being crushed. There was a man on third. Yet, he wasn't removed.
That's not the way to handle a pitching staff, sorry.