Re: 5/26/2013 Cubs at Reds
Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
A few things. When did a 3 run lead become a high leverage situation? And Logan wasn't a good choice for today? The choices were Logan, Parra or Simon. That's it. Hoover was penciled in to close. You hold Simon just in case you go extras or blow it open. So basically Parra or Logan. Chapman, Broxton & LeCure were LAST options...Dusty said before the game that he didn't want to use ANY of them today unless he was absolutely forced to (not verbatim).
If Hoover is closing today, he should have been warming up while the wheels fell off with Ondrusek pitching. He could have pitched to 1 batter in the 8th and then finished the 9th.
Dusty always leaves pitchers in too long. It's been one of his biggest downfalls.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread