i didn't think it was a "stupid" move, but it's one i would not have made.
if it were me, Frazier would have hit for Homer in the 7th.
Arredondo would have then pitched the 8th....
.... giving up 3 runs and taking the loss
I was cringing and cussing after the first 2 got on but Dusty leaving him in went a long ways in
his maturation as a legit big league pitcher. I'm gonna start giving up on players before the season
starts more often because I wrote Homer and Frazier off and touted Stubby as come back POY.
I was for it. I go back to the Detroit sunday night game and I was furious that he pulled him. Though, Baily was looking stronger in that game than he was in this one, I still like leaving it up to the starter to get out of his own mess if he doesn't look like he's getting tired.
But let's look a little further, Bailey's hit had a lot to do with this win IMO. It made Votto the 2nd hitter rather than the 3rd hitter in bottom of the 8th. Cozart starts the inning with the same popout he ended the previous inning, we leave the bases loaded there.
Bailey was the real "player of the game".