Posted by Steve
Stupid move by Doug Melvin to go into a series against the Reds, of all teams, without a left-handed reliever.
Stupid move by Ron Roenicke to let Kameron Loe face Votto. Loe is horrendous against lefties–Votto in particular. Even though he didn’t have a lefty, he should have had Axford ready to face Votto and Bruce in the eighth. Except he’d never do that, because baseball’s stupid unwritten rules say you can’t bring in a closer, even if it’s an obvious situation.
Stupid by Loe to hit Brandon Phillips with two outs and Votto on deck, and stupid to absolutely groove a 2-1 pitch belt high.
Stupid that Francisco Cordero isn’t even a good relief pitcher, yet he hasn’t so much as allowed a run against the Brewers since he left Milwaukee. Stupid that he does his stupid celebration like he won the World Series.
What a stupid series.