Originally Posted by REDREAD
honestly.. can't blame dusty for this loss.. Maybe he didn't do things by the Redszone book, but all his pitching changes until Marshall worked out.
In Thursday's game people complained because they thought Dusty should have brought Marshall in instead of Simon. Well, Marshall took the loss in this one with a not-so-brilliant pitching effort in the 13th, while Simon, the scapegoat in Thursday's game, pitched a solid 2 innings last night.
You have an offense that has started the season struggling. Your top five spots yesterday were a combined 2 fer 26, they were 0 fer 8 with RISP, and stranded 10. Yet somehow it's Baker's fault? What could Dusty, or any manager, in this situation when your offense is struggling do to correct that? Nothing. Yeah it's frustrating to a manager to watch it. But they know these guys are going to start to hit. So you just keep plugging away and don't panic after only 8 games.