Can we just cut BMac?
I think Doc deserves a little criticism for letting McCarthy go six batters without even recording an out. 4 of those batters came and went without even warming up another arm in the 'pen. And it wasn't as if they were swinging at first pitches. He walked the first batter on 4 pitches, and went 2-0 on the next hitter, but still no stirring in the 'pen. Pretty indefensible to put someone with as troubling a season as BMac is having out there in his first relief appearance in 9 years, without another arm warming beside him.
I love Doc. I think he's done a tremendous job as a whole. But he's made a few head-scratching decisions with our pitchers close and late. With that nightmare of a bullpen in SF, pulling BMac before Putzgarner had a personal chance to get a little payback would seem to have been the appropriate spot. We'd have only been down 4-3 at that point. A great spot for a flame thrower like Baez or Fields to put a 97 mph fastball by the Putz.