For the most part, Dusty has been 'ok'. But, I don't think that his defenders can dispute that this is a black mark against his record as Reds manager. Although, I bet a few might try.
I've had people around here defend Dusty and his handling of the Reds young pitchers to me. But, I think we've been lucky that, so far, Dusty hasn't made a similar mistake with Cueto, Bailey, Wood, Chapman, etc.... The pitch total: 239 in eight days (including 2 starts and his relief outing). Harang was 2-6 with a 3.50 ERA before the relief appearance. He was 4-11 with a 5.88 ERA after that game.
“What it did,” said Harang, “is fatigue me beyond the point of recovery. I started to change my arm angle to compensate for the fatigue and that’s when my forearm started to bother me.”
Hopefully, Harang can get his mechanics back in sync and rebound to be closer to the pitcher he was, and should still be, as a Red.