Second guessing a manager and his bullpen decisions are as old as the existence of bullpens themselves. As for the decision to re-introduce Bill Bray to action with a bases loaded, one-out jam in the sixth inning with a one-run lead?
It wasn’t an optimal situation and no doubt, and Dusty Baker would have preferred not to do it. But my opinion is if you can’t trust Bray to get the job done, then he shouldn’t have been activated in the first place. End of debate.
Here is what Baker said:
“That’s part of his job. We hoped to get him in a less pressurized situation. But you didn’t want to use Marshall that early in the sixth and they had the left-handed hitters coming up there.
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