Originally Posted by paulrichjr
Cardinals brought in their closer in a tie game. What is Dusty saving Marshall for? What is he saving Chapman for? I do not understand how you bring in your long guy and let him pitch to 1 batter and then bring in Bray. A rookie manager just showed up a very veteran one. Offense is the problem but Dusty has done a horrible job this year with the bullpen.
I never understood why managers do this. You guys have two awesome guys in the pen and they don't get used. One thing I think TLR was ahead of the game compared to a lot of managers is that he would bring in his closer if the game is on the line, regardless of the situation. I'm glad Matheny has adopted this same philosophy. I'm shocked that more managers do not use "closers" in situational circumstances more than they do.