Originally Posted by PuffyPig
He didn't want to use Marshall more than 1 inning with the Cards coming up tomorrow.
The Phillips thing was actually correct, as Phillips would lead off the next inning. It's called a double switch.
He didn't bring Chapman in the middle on the 9-10th inning becuase he was unavailable tonight, especially with the Cards coming up.
BTW, Hoover looked pretty good out there.
I had no problem with Chapman sitting tonight. I get that completely.
But the BP double switch was a bad idea for the reason that it was rolling the dice that we would continue to shut them down. Phillips needs to hit that inning, not another one later.
If that was Marshall's second inning, I will rescind my criticism there. I only remembered him facing two batters, the two lefties in the 8th.
And I liked Hoover out there the first inning. The second inning was asking a bit much, even more so once runners starting getting into scoring position. It was a giant stroke of luck that the game lived on from that inning.