Re: Day Game Again 1:05 start; Thursday 4.12.12 Reds @ Nationals
Originally Posted by 757690
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.
I understand that but isn't that think bass ackwards? You have to give yourself the opportunity to get the lead. If they take the lead later and Simon(or whoever) is left to save the game and they blow it, so be it. You can't plan for a possible save and leave your best bullpen arms in the pen. Who cares who gets the save... You have to give your team a chance. If this was the 6th, 7th, or 8th Dusty does not hesitate to pull Simon and go to the LHP. I'm gonna go Herm Edwards and say you play to win the game!
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