Do you know why Dusty Baker had to sell his lawn mower?
He never could pull the starter.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
I just might rather have Lenny Harris over Willie Harris.
Stubbs ground out on the first pitch. Hanigan sees 7 pitches and pops out. Willie Harris pops out on the first pitch. Their pitcher throws 9 pitches ang gets 3 outs. Unbelievable.
Reds do nothing in the seventh.
Now Chapman will get to pitch with the team behind.
I hope Dusty satisfied his goal to give Bronson more confidence. He certainly hasn't achieved the goal of holding a three run lead.
Yeah this one's completely on Dusty.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
If you get 6 innings from BA and have the lead, history should tell you to get him out of there. Then you have Dusty...
He was simply left in too long. His manager didn't protect him.
Most pitchers have a point where they need to come out. I don't blame the pitcher if the manager lets him go too far. That's what happened today.
No, I don't blame Arroyo.
If you can't leave a pitcher in when he's in the 60's, when can you leave him in? He should have been allowed to start the inning, there was no reason not to let him. He was left in way too long though.
In that spot, it's ok for BA to start the inning on a short leash with the bullpen ready.
Here, the pen was not ready. BA was given a long leash.
The Marlins' fifth run was handed to them. By then BA was being crushed. There was a man on third. Yet, he wasn't removed.
That's not the way to handle a pitching staff, sorry.
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