Originally Posted by reds44
This is incredible. The players are literally never to blame, are they?
The Reds played a 12 inning game today and had 3 hits. THREE hits in 12 innings. They didn't have a single run scoring hit. Do we blame the players? Nah, it's Dusty's fault!
Pretty sure Votto had a guy on 3rd with less than 2 outs at one point tonight and failed to get him home. I say we spend 5 pages discussing that.
Of course players have some fault in this. The manager has to put the players in the best situation possible as well. Chances are that Votto wouldn't have gotten a hit anyway, but they're better than relying on Chris Heisey and Jay Bruce in big situations.