Postgame: Masset struggling
When it comes to Nick Masset, Reds manager Dusty Baker is standing by his eighth-inning set up man.
It’s been a very rough run for Masset lately Masset and Tuesday added to the list. Given a 9-5 lead in the eighth, he gave up four runs and four hits, including the game-tying three-run homer by Matt Kemp.
In eight games, Masset’s ERA is 14.14 (7 IP, 13 H, 11 ER, 2 HR)
We’ll get Nick straight,” Baker said. “He’s got the stuff. We’ve seen it. He’s going through a little bad period right now. We need him badly. He’ll find it.”
When Baker was asked if Masset could be moved out of the eighth inning, this was Baker’s response:
“Who’s the better replacement?” Baker said. “Everybody says ‘get him out of there, get him out there.’ He’s our best choice. That’s what we’re paying him for. He’s our choice in the eighth inning – him and Arthur [Rhodes].”
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