And yet one more example of why Dusty Baker is, IMHO, the single worst in-game manager in baseball history.
Everyone knows Fox is damaged goods. He simply should NEVER go on back to back days. But the Cubs are in a jam in the bottom 8th as Hawkins is wavering, and since Wuertz had already been used in the seventh inning, he's got to warm up Fox.
Well, as it turns out, Hawkins escapes the eighth, the Cubs add some more runs in the T9, and it's a 10-3 lead heading for home. The emergency is over, and Fox doesn't need to be used, keeping him available for tomorrow night should he be needed in the ninth.
But wait, it's Dusty Baker managing the Cubs. So naturally, who does he send out with a seven run @#%&ing lead? Fox, of course. And after serving up a dinger to Dunn and going through an endless AB with Kearns, he's dead beat and overthrows a fastball...and now he's toast.
I find it hard to believe there can be anyone more inept at their particular job than this idiot is at his. Worst ever, no exaggeration.