In the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS, with the Padres leading the Phillies by one run, San Diego's manager chose to remain silent.
Melvin decided to let right-handed reliever pitcher Robert Suarez take on Bryce Harper's left-handed swing.
The former NL MVP gave the Phillies the lead with a two-run home drive over the left field wall.Why didn't Melvin enter the game at that point with left-handed reliever pitcher Josh Hader?
It's absurd that Bob Melvin didn't use Hader for Harper there, a supporter tweeted.
THE LAST TWO GAMES WERE MANAGED PATHETICALLY, INCLUDING TODAY. ALWAYS, HADER was opposed to Harper. ALWAYS," a supporter said.
"Bob Melvin need to be let go. What a tragedy, holy cow," chimed in another supporter.