Damned if you do...
I didn't see last night's game, except for the last pitch, which ESPN showed once. Had that been a pitch to end a Yankees-Red Sox game, they would have shown it roughly 98 times. But I digress.
Jerry Narron is now taking heat for leaving in starters too long?
The game-ending pitch was No. 129 for Bronson Arroyo. That's a lot but not a ridiculous amount. If he had taken Arroyo out the and the bullpen blows it, Narron gets the blame for that as well. That's the way it works in baseball.
The heat will build until the Reds go on a streak or he's fired. Which comes first is anyone's guess. Only Bob Castellini can make that call. When I last spoke to him, he was nowhere near that point. Of course, the Reds are 1-5 since.