The Reds bullpen is definitely overrated. To many soft tossers that can't miss bats aka Ondrusek,Lecure and Bray.
Phillips is 31 an ha been in te league since 1999 when will these mistake end, a will he ever just own up an apologize just as Bruce did after the giants game
Latos: "Dusty came over and pulled me. I'm not going to argue with him."
Tells me he could have stayed on the hill, at least one more inning.
Rounding third and heading for home...
I was good with pulling Latos because of the innings he's thrown lately, we really can't afford him to go to the DL. At some point the other guys need to be better at their jobs.
The way our bullpen is setup now I guess Ondrusek could have been the guy to start the 8th...and I don't really feel much better about that. I think Simon has earned his shot at bigger moments in the game so he'd be my favorite choice at the moment. Arredondo is another option but he's actually better at getting lefties out because of his splitter (which makes me wonder even more why Bray is on the team right now). And then obviously going to Lecure with the bases loaded, but I really don't think it mattered at that point, Ondrusek had already lost the game.
If Hanigan or Heisey were able to hit a flyball earlier in the game we would have handed over a lead to Chapman in the 9th. It was just a really poorly played game by everyone not named Mat Latos.
1 bad AB and 2 good AB and a web gem and only RBi is not a poor game.