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    Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? What was Dusty thinking?

    Our most dominant reliever (who supposedly can't EVER pitch 2 days in a row) is wasted in a 6-0 game? Now when we need him in a close game tomorrow, Crusty will say he didn't want to use him 2 days in a row. Friggen brilliant. Crusty might be be the dumbest manager I've ever seen in my 40 years of following MLB. He can even find a way to screw up a 6-0 victory. Unbelievable.

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by smixsell View Post
    Our most dominant reliever (who supposedly can't EVER pitch 2 days in a row) is wasted in a 6-0 game? Now when we need him in a close game tomorrow, Crusty will say he didn't want to use him 2 days in a row. Friggen brilliant. Crusty might be be the dumbest manager I've ever seen in my 40 years of following MLB. He can even find a way to screw up a 6-0 victory. Unbelievable.
    You also may be the dumbest poster on here ever. Stop complaining!!!

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    there's a decent amount of the reds bullpen doing good.

    Logan o (pitched today)

    J.J. Hoover (pitched yesterday)

    Jose Arredondo (pitched yesterday)

    Alfredo Simon (I'm not sure but i think he did also)

    Sam LeCure (not sure but you have to save him for longer than 1 inning here in case Latos gets in trouble early)

    Sean Marshall (I guess he could pitch but no need to waste him here in case he has to pitch tomorrow.)

    so idk I don't see the big deal.
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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    yes two weeks ago in a tie game with cARDINALS A NOT IMPORTANT RIVAL DUSTY BROUGHT IN BRAY AND LECURE IN EXTRA innings

    great move

    but today in a close game against the potent aSTROS HE BROUGHT IN CHAPMAN STRONG WORK THAT IS WHY NO SANE PERSON CAN HOPE THIS TEAM WILL ACHIEVE ANYTHING WITH BAKER

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    You also may be the dumbest poster on here ever. Stop complaining!!!
    Very intelligent counter argument, you must be a regular Albert Einstein.

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by smixsell View Post
    Very intelligent counter argument, you must be a regular Albert Einstein.
    If you don't want people to react badly, don't start threads titled "Is Crusty on crack?" where you refer to him as the "dumbest manager ever". You can get your point across without being so over the top. Just my $.02

    But for that matter, there's also no need for anyone to add on and call the original poster "the dumbest poster ever", which is also unnecessary and over the top. So I guess what I'm saying is play more nicely, everyone.
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    Yeah....his reason will be "he needs work to stay sharp"

    They all do....I didn't like bringing in Ondrusek either.

    Chapman struggles some in the cooler weather.

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    wow at some people.

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    wow at some people.
    Indeed.

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? What was Dusty thinking?

    He might have been thinking that Latos would dominate on Sunday. Then with the off day on Monday, Chapman wouldn't pitch for something like 5 days. The Reds appear to believe that he needs to pitch regularly, just not too regularly, to maintain his control. I was a little surprised to see Chapman in the game at that point, but I can see how he might have thought he needed to get him into a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    there's a decent amount of the reds bullpen doing good.

    Logan o (pitched today)

    J.J. Hoover (pitched yesterday)

    Jose Arredondo (pitched yesterday)

    Alfredo Simon (I'm not sure but i think he did also)

    Sam LeCure (not sure but you have to save him for longer than 1 inning here in case Latos gets in trouble early)

    Sean Marshall (I guess he could pitch but no need to waste him here in case he has to pitch tomorrow.)

    so idk I don't see the big deal.
    Pretty much this. You can't wear other guys out avoiding non closer arms in your pen. Chapman pitching today is a direct result of leake and our defenses poor effort yesterday.

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    I don't see saving LeCure in case Latos has trouble. If LeCure throws 2 innings today you have everyone available tomorrow if Latos struggles.

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? Is Crusty on crack or something?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    I don't see saving LeCure in case Latos has trouble. If LeCure throws 2 innings today you have everyone available tomorrow if Latos struggles.
    maybe so but there still no reason chapman cant pitch.

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? What was Dusty thinking?

    Attempting to understand Dusty's use of the bulllpen is futile....

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    Re: Aroldis pitching in a 6-0 game? What was Dusty thinking?

    I know this won't satisfy the OP, but the explanation is quite simple, and most managers would do it (following some of the unwritten rules of baseball).

    1) You don't use your "closer" in a non-save situation.

    2) You do use your next-best bullpen arm, especially if he might be a future closer and he can "audition" in a "fake save" last-inning situation.

    Not saying I would necessarily follow those rules (I don't like the whole "closer" concept), but I know Dusty loves those kinds of "rules" (the catcher hits 8th), so there ya go.


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