As if anyone needed more evidence, he provided it tonight.
Firstly, he PH's for EE in the 8th, ostensibly for defensive reasons.
Jerry Narron could have a 7 foot King Cobra's fangs 3 inches deep in his right butt cheek and he would call animal control in lieu of an ambulance.
I don't know when he's going to figure it out but, his late-inning liability is his bullpen - NOT EDWIN ENCARNACION. The chances of EE making a game-changing error in the late innings pale in comparison to the chances of our "newly improved!" bullpen blowing a lead. Thus, with the move, we lose EE's bat (2 HR's tonight, btw) and inherit Castro's. Predictably, the bully blew the lead, and we had 5 innings of extra baseball w/o EE's bat.
Secondly, why the hell did Narron get Harang warmed up to throw only one inning? It was questionable in the first place to involve him but, if you choose to do so, why pull him as soon as he appears to have it working in favor of EZ who, aside from being VERY undependable as of late, is TOMORROW'S STARTER???? Hell, use Cormier! Keep Harang in for a second inning! What the hell is the justification for that move??
Lastly...you all knew it was coming.....walking Ryan Howard with runners on 1st and 2nd and no outs. Pitcher up next.
Howard is hitting .293, so we'll round that up to .300. To those of you in Tallahassee, FL, that means he'll get a base hit 3 out of every 10 times he hits. Of course, he is one of the best power hitters in the game, so the chances that he'll hit a HR or double are greater than, say, Ryan Freel, another player who has a similar batting average. The difference in this situation is that a single hurts you just as badly as a HR, as a single would almost assuredly score the runner at 2nd and end the game the same way a 3 run HR would.
So...to recap, we have runners at 1st and 2nd with no outs as visitors in extras, with Howard at the plate, in a situation in which a single basically creates the same effect as a HR. With the pitcher on deck, seems reasonable to believe that you have a 70% chance of retiring Howard (ok, maybe a 55=60% chance with Lizard pitching) and then getting the pitcher. Instead, Narron throws the odds out the window and IBB Howard, loading the bases with no outs, putting the winning run at third with no outs. That's right - no outs. The chances of a hitter getting a runner home from third with no outs is exponentially higher than the chances of Ryan Howard scoring a base hit.
I just don't see how anyone cannot reasonably ascertain that we are in the WC Lead today because of a poor NL, some overachieving players, and a couple of fortuitous trades (2 and 3 overlap; see: Arroyo, Bronson) instead of Narron's managing. I daresay he is one of the worst managers in baseball.