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Reds-Athletics: Another Loss for Oakland after Bullpen Misused Once Again

Bob Geren's continued misuse of the Oakland A's bullpen is getting very tiresome. Here we have another game in which Geren's decisions were headscratching to say the least. 

Geren did make one right decision, however, and that was taking Gio Gonzalez out after he pitched seven solid innings and bringing in Craig Breslow. This was because Breslow has been the most consistent reliever out of the bullpen this year for the A's.

Every other decision Geren made after that cost the A's runs and the game. 

After Breslow pitched an inning, he was relieved by Andrew Bailey, the A's closer for the ninth inning. Most managers know the only reason to bring a closer into a game is in a save situation; unfortunately Geren doesn't realize this. 

With the way B...

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