Marlins 11, Reds 1
Pete Mackanin hadn't seen the bullpen implode until the last couple of nights. Saturday's implosion in the eighth was epic even by the Reds lofty standards.
The Marlins first nine hitters reached -- eight of them scored. Kirk Saarloos, Jon Coutlangus and Todd Coffey all failed to get an out in the inning. Ricky Stone finally stopped the bleeding after eight runs were in.
“We’re going to have to make some adjustments with the guys,” he said. “I don't know if they’re mechanical adjustments, mental adjustments. The players have to figure it out.”
Or, Mackanin added, new players will be here.
“There’s always a possibility of that,” Mackanin said. “This is not development here. We’re trying to win every game. Players audition every day.”
"Everybody's got pressure. It's a pressure-filled game. That's what competitors do: When they're under pressure, they perform. So, of course, on a daily basis you're under a lot of pressure. You have to perform. If you're performing under pressure, someone else is."