chevyman58 wrote:mhardy_03 wrote: but notice that everyone had a relatively quick hook BESIDES the worst pitcher in the pen...
I don't read anything into that, common deal how that played out. When 1st & 2nd guy in get rocked, particularly Away in a non-Sept reg season game, 3rd guy in with still only 1 out usually stays out there whether successful or not - takes one for the team. Was only the 6th, lotta games & road games for a stretch, can't empty the entire pen there IMO.
I think somebody woulda stayed out there for the final few runs regardless. He was 4th pitcher in the inning and Wong hurt him too.
The thing is, Bowman had a quick hook. After 2 singles and a strikeout, he gets pulled for Siegrist to face 3 righties? I know about his reverse splits but that still doesn't make much sense to me.
The error definitely didn't help anything, but it only allowed 1 more run to score. Wong is an absolute mess in the field right now.
Again, it may not have mattered since Arizona does have a really good offense and they were all over everyone last night, but I just don't understand how Maness can be trusted in anything but mop up duty at this point when now of his 8 appearances, he has been lit up in 6 of them (6 singles, 8 doubles, 4 BB allowed already). And one of the good ones was to face 1 batter.