Originally Posted by Nasty_Boy
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.
Sorry, I thought you were arguing about using Marshall to start the inning.
Still, if the Reds don't score in the top of the next inning, you would need Simon or someone else to get the save, if the Reds eventually did get the lead at some point.