Monday, June 18, 2012

Over-managing in Seattle

I don't care for Tony LaRussa, who thinks he's about a million times smarter than everyone else. Bruce Bochy is far easier to take and he'll always have Game 6 of the NLCS in 2010 to prove that he's sometimes a genius. 

But this game really blew up in Bruce Bochy's face -- with one out in the 8th and the score, Buster Posey got a single as the DH. Bruce decided to pinch-run the pretty useless Justin Christian for him and it didn't work. Pagan made out, Belt singled and Hector Sanchez was out on a good stop by Justin Smoak.

OK, so when the Giants loaded the bases in the 9th and had two out, who was up at the plate? Justin Christian, who was replaced by Nate Schierholtz, who grounded out.

POSEY IS THE GUY YOU WANT UP IN THE 9TH, BRUCE

1 Comments:

Anonymous campanari said...

and had Smoak not made an improbable stop of the ball Sanchez smashed, Christian is a guy who has the legs to have scored. And then, since Posey is hitting .281 with RISP this season, and would be batting righty against a RH pitcher, the case for Posey rather than (as it happened) Schierholtz exists much more weakly than your caps suggest.

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