Originally Posted by TOBTTReds
I pose a question then:
Next Friday, if the exact same scenario happens again, do you think Dusty finds a pinch hitter (likely a starting pitcher)?
I think the answer is yes. Simon is done bunting for the year, UNLESS he is going out to pitch the next inning.
The decision was more about lesser of two evils than high expectations that the guy would get the job done. This is a common MO of Dusty, so if it was Simon again, he'd be up there again.
And then there's this crazy thought. You know that batting cage thingy off the Reds dugout? Maybe Simon could practice in case he is put in that situation again. I know it sounds wacky, but it could work