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    Re: 4-17 Reds @StL

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    I never understood why managers do this. You guys have two awesome guys in the pen and they don't get used. One thing I think TLR was ahead of the game compared to a lot of managers is that he would bring in his closer if the game is on the line, regardless of the situation. I'm glad Matheny has adopted this same philosophy. I'm shocked that more managers do not use "closers" in situational circumstances more than they do.
    You generally don't bring in your closer in a tie game on the road. You need to save him to pitch the final half inning in case your team scores in the top. Even LaRussa followed the rule most of the time.
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    Re: 4-17 Reds @StL

    When this team starts hitting - and IMO it will - watch out! Because the pitching has simply been solid. And pitching wins.
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    Pitching wins when hitting put a few runs across the plate. This team lacks that very keen skill making the first rule completely null and void.

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    Re: 4-17 Reds @StL

    Quote Originally Posted by Playadlc View Post
    Exactly. I don't get all this Dusty/bullpen bashing. I'm no fan of Dusty, but we have much bigger problems.
    Dusty has mismanaged the bullpen this season. I only watched 3 1/2 innings but it sounds like he did again last night.

    But saying that the offense is the problem. No clutch hitting at all. The same problem as last season and so unfortunately it's probably not going to get any better.
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    Re: 4-17 Reds @StL

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    You generally don't bring in your closer in a tie game on the road. You need to save him to pitch the final half inning in case your team scores in the top. Even LaRussa followed the rule most of the time.
    Do you generally bring in your long man in extra innings to pitch to one batter?

    DO you normally bring in a guy who you stated at the first of the season wasn't ready for high leverage situations because of injury, into a high leverage situation?

    What about Marshall? He looked really rusty the other night because he is not getting used.
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    Re: 4-17 Reds @StL

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    Do you generally bring in your long man in extra innings to pitch to one batter?

    DO you normally bring in a guy who you stated at the first of the season wasn't ready for high leverage situations because of injury, into a high leverage situation?

    What about Marshall? He looked really rusty the other night because he is not getting used.
    Yet he was sharp today after two days off. Go figure.
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