Originally Posted by Brutus
I'm curious, for as much as you complain about Ondrusek, say in a game like tonight where the Reds are down 7-5 in the 4th, would you really want Ondrusek pitching three innings in a game where the Reds are still very much in the game?
That's been Simon's role this year... coming in games where the starter was booted early. Many of those games, though, the Reds were still in the game. So you don't trust Ondrusek to hold 2-run leads in one inning, but you trust him to go three innings and keep the Reds in a game?
No offense, but that doesn't make much sense.
I said I wanted Ondrusek in the lowest leverage situations. Alfredo Simon has pitched the most low leverage innings this year. I would much rather Logan Ondrusek have that role than Simon. I'd much rather have Ondrusek in a game where they trail by two where they are much more likely to lose, and he has much less of a chance to truly affect the outcome of a game, than have him pitch with a two run lead.