Wednesday, May 25, 2005

You MUST pinch hit in that situation!!!

Bases loaded, down 3-1, two outs, I don't care if you have to run through extra relievers. You do not allow Jon Rauch to bat and strike out to end the threat. Especially when Vinny Castilla is on the bench.


At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Andrew Clem said...

I think a pattern is emerging here. I loathe to second guess Our Team's Boss while the honeymoon is still on, but Frank declined an obvious opportunity to put in a pinch hitter for Tony Armas in a similar situation on May 10, and the Nats lost 3-2. See my post:

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Chris Needham said...

Never hesitate second guessing the boss! :) It's a Natsblogger Cottage Industry!

At 9:37 PM, Blogger DM said...

Andrew, Good point, and thanks for the link.

And I think a sweep by the Reds means the Honeymoon is over.

Also, second-guessing is when you complain about a reasonable decision that doesn't work out. What we do is complain about the unreasonable decisions :)


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