Re: Dusty on pitch counts
One thing I think Dusty was doing was giving Homer a chance at finishing the complete game shut-out. Had Homer come out and had an easy first batter in the 8th, Dusty probably would have let him go another hitter.
What should not be lost in this is that Homer came up huge in a huge game against one team the Reds have to beat. To me, that is the definition of a staff ace.
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