OK, well if I could speak more precisely, I don't blame Schiraldi for not doing more. We are in general agreement, though I hadn't looked up the stats. They had nothing close to the type of bullpen you'd see nowadays -- just Schiraldi, Stanley, Crawford and Sambito -- and only got to three wins thanks to Hurst being incredible and Gooden melting down in game 2. Schiraldi did probably get overused in that game; by comparison, the Mets got 3+ mediocre innings from Aguilera and McDowell, but also used Sid Fernandez for a key relief appearance in game 7. McNamara didn't have much to work with, but given that he leaned on them too hard and never once got creative with putting a starter in for help (unless you count Nipper getting lit up at the end).That's not really true about Schiraldi either. In the thread about Ron Darling's book, Darling ripped Schiraldi and basically called him gutless but if you look into the numbers a bit more (like some fellow SoSHers did), you'll see that Schiraldi was worked like a dog that game and was probably dead tired.
I hate to say it, because he had his share of problems, but McNamara was the guy to blame. He's the one that should have took Buckner out for Stapleton. He's the one that kept Schiraldi in after 55 pitches. He's the one that should have had Baylor bat for Buckner in the eighth inning. I mean, as a manager his job is to put his players in positions to succeed. He blew it every which way he could.