Originally Posted by Bumstead
No, it was just Dusty that left starting pitchers in until they got creamed and virtually took the Reds out of close ballgames and placed them in blowouts, which I imagine changed the mindset of our batters a bit...so, yeah, good call; but, as Paul Harvey would say: here's the "rest of the story."
Yes, I absolutely agree that he left Homer Bailey in the game too long in Game 3. The players were obviously intimidated by that blowout.
The Reds lost this series because of something that plagued us much of the year. The inability to hit in key situations. If you want to blame Dusty, that's fine. But there's a number of players on the roster that are equally, if not more, culpable.