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Dusty Baker and the art of bullpen management

Thursday afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds lost a 14-inning game.

Dusty Baker, their manager, deployed six relief pitchers. Believe it or not, that wasn't all of them; Baker actually had seven relief pitchers at his disposal. Among the six he did use were these three (with ERA's first):

7.50 Manny Parra
5.20 J.J. Hoover
4.33 Jon Broxton

Here's the only relief pitcher who never pitched:

2.17 Aroldis Chapman

p.s. and yes we know that Joe Girardi did pretty much the same thing in Oakland

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