Re: My final post
My biggest problem with Dusty in this series is that he was managing like it was July or August instead of October.
The b-team lineup in Game 4? Sure, I understand that's what he's done all season in day games following night games. But it's not July or August.
No quick hook for Latos yesterday? No Arroyo or Homer in relief? They had to win; you can't worry about the next series or the next game in that situation.
Ultimately, though, they lost because they left their bats in San Francisco. 39 runners left on base in 5 games ain't gonna get it done.
In hindsight, Game 3 killed them. 9 innings of 1 run, 1 hit pitching? You really, REALLY should win that game. But they couldn't muster a second run. All downhill from there.