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I think Buck should sometimes let his pitchers go more than one inning. Well, maybe just let Hunter or Matusz do it. If a guy's going good, let 'em go. I think it's overmanaging sometimes and using guys when it's not necessary early in the year.

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I think Buck should sometimes let his pitchers go more than one inning. Well, maybe just let Hunter or Matusz do it. If a guy's going good, let 'em go. I think it's overmanaging sometimes and using guys when it's not necessary early in the year.

If they go one they can come back the next day. IF they go two or more it's a lot harder to do that. A lot of the strategy is putting the right guy in for matchups. He'll also set aside guys for longer relief as needed and as the game/situations develop (McFarland/Hunter etc.). Another strategy is using the depth in the minors. I don't agree with everything Buck does, but one thing I think he's exceptional at is managing the BP.

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If they go one they can come back the next day. IF they go two or more it's a lot harder to do that. A lot of the strategy is putting the right guy in for matchups. He'll also set aside guys for longer relief as needed and as the game/situations develop (McFarland/Hunter etc.). Another strategy is using the depth in the minors. I don't agree with everything Buck does, but one thing I think he's exceptional at is managing the BP.

And here we are in extra innings running through the pen.

But I don't advocate it for everybody, I made a point to say "sometimes", like just maybe Hunter and Matusz who you know can be effective for an extra inning. And I totally get the strategy behind how he manages the pen, but with our starters struggling to get to 5-6 innings every time out, playing the hot hand might not be such a bad idea from time to time. Particularly if there's a few run cushion.

I just think you never know when the next guy's not gonna be on his game, but the guy on the mound now might be.

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And here we are in extra innings running through the pen. But I don't advocate it for everybody, I made a point to say "sometimes", like just maybe Hunter and Matusz who you know can be effective for an extra inning. And I totally get the strategy behind how he manages the pen, but with our starters struggling to get to 5-6 innings every time out, playing the hot hand might not be such a bad idea from time to time. Particularly if there's a few run cushion.

I just think you never know when the next guy's not gonna be on his game, but the guy on the mound now might be.

Well, stuff happens. Like I said, I'm pretty confident in Buck's PB management and he is holding McFarland in reserve for long relief for this game.

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Buck does some weird things sometimes. But this game was just awful.

What were DD and Buck thinking?

Why pitch Stinson? The dude has never dominated AA or AAA. So what makes us think he is a big league pitcher?

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Buck does some weird things sometimes. But this game was just awful.

What were DD and Buck thinking?

Why pitch Stinson? The dude has never dominated AA or AAA. So what makes us think he is a big league pitcher?

Who would you have pitched?

I wouldn't say either Britton or Garcia were our knights in shinning armor. It's not like Stinson was completely blown out, he threw some meatballs but also had some nice pitches.

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Buck does some weird things sometimes. But this game was just awful.

What were DD and Buck thinking?

Why pitch Stinson? The dude has never dominated AA or AAA. So what makes us think he is a big league pitcher?

Sometimes you do the less-than-optimal thing for today, so you have a stronger organization tomorrow. None of the real prospects was ready to pitch and/or it wasn't their turn in the rotation, and it probably wasn't worth it to dump someone to make room on the 40 for someone who's not currently there. You do what you gotta do.

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