Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
What I don't understand is why Hoover was used in the 9th inning of a 15-0 game Friday night. That should have been either Parra or Simon, IMO. He could have used another day of rest.
Maybe it was a show of confidence. Hoover had 4 appearances to that point (IIRC), and 2 of them weren't good.
Dusty seems big on showing his key relievers that he believes in them.. Maybe he figures a low pressure situation would be good for Hoover.
I do agree with your main point though.. if you aren't going to use Simon/Parra in that situation, when are you? I was just speculating on what Dusty might've been thinking.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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