Re: Day Game Again 1:05 start; Thursday 4.12.12 Reds @ Nationals
Originally Posted by 757690
If you use Marshall to hold the tie, and the Reds score in the top of the next inning, you still have to use Simon for the save. Simon was getting into the game, no matter what, it just was a matter of when.
So Marshall can't pitch a 1/3 of an inning and go back out? And they still had Bray and Ondrusek left other than Simon. Simon was only the 3rd bullpen arm the Reds had used on the day.
And I'm fine with Simon getting into the game... That's not the issue. The issue is he was struggling with his control, a lefty was at the plate, and you still had bullets left in the pen.
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