...the evidence just keeps piling up.
Since Votto came back June 23rd and Hernandez went back to full-time catching, here are the results:
In 10 more starts, Hernandez has 9 more losses.
When Hernandez starts:
REDS record: 5Wins-10Losses
Average runs given up when Hernandez catches: 5.93 per game
Less the one bad game against the Phils of 16 runs: 5.21 per game
When Hanigan starts:
REDS record 4Wins-1Losses
Average runs given up when Hanigan catches: 3.00 per game
Less the one bad game that Arroyo imploded of 10 runs: 1.25 per game
You can ignore it all you want, but the entire pitching staff does not work well with Hernandez since he took over full-time duties again, and Hanigan does exceptionally. He even got Arroyo's 2nd career shutout.
But, Dusty makes these decisions, and Dusty, like last season, is perfectly OK to go down with a sinking ship. He still gets paid the same. I can't stand Dusty Baker. Have always disliked the guy personally and how he manages a team.