Originally Posted by BearcatShane
I'm not a huge Dusty guy but to rip him this bad after 1 of 162 games is silly in my opinion. Dusty made that decision to bunt and instead of needing a hit to win the game the Reds were in a situation where a now four year player just needed to make decent contact and the Reds win the game. An argument can absolutely be made for Phillips to hit but the percentages probably slightly lean towards Dustys decision, actually. It's fine. The Reds have a good team.
The problem is, is that the exact same problems that plagued the 2012 Reds have already reared their ugly heads in 2013.
It's obvious no progress has been made with certain players, and taking the bat out of your players that actually give you a chance to score runs is ridiculous.