He didn't double switch two nights ago which could have let santos go another inning but last night he double switches Dunn out. I do not want to see Dunn taken out of the game unless it is the bottom of the ninth and the reds have a lead. His D isnt good but it isn't awful especially with either Freel or Hamiton in CF instead of Jr.
What also gets me is why he took out Saarloos last night. Yea he was struggling but the guy is a converted starter who can pitch to both righties and lefties. He got himself into trouble let him try to get out of trouble. If Narron manages the bullpen right maybe Santos goes 2 innings last night and Coffey comes in today in the 8th with a 4 run lead and not a pressure situation.
Also why in the world do you pinch hit Castro? They guy is just a bad bad hitter and was completly overmatched. Heck if Conine can walk up to the plate with a crutch he would have a better shot at getting on base than Castro. But I guess you have to deal with nagging injuries when you trade for a guy who is over 40 and in the twilight of his career. And the reason not to pinch hit Valentine because no one was on is just stupid. If Valentine does get on that enables the lineup to be turned and you start with the top. If freel manages to prolong the inning you have a bunch of guys behind him who with one swing could win the game.