Originally Posted by Blue
I disagree 100% about it being the right decision. With no one out, it doesn't even take a hit to score the runner from second base. If there is a hit and its going to be close at all you don't send the runner home. No need for a speedy runner. You can go station to station and still score without getting a hit.
Of course you can't pin a loss on any one person or any one decision. But you can attribute parts of losses to individuals. This particular mistake is starting to add up. Then there are all the other mistakes.
You might pinch run for him every time, but it would be wrong EVERY TIME.
About Francona and Cox... bull.
I thought it was a good move. I don't care how many outs there are, this team has proven to be downright pitiful at scoring runners. You have to get someone in there that can score on any hit to the outfield, because with this team, a runner on third base and nobody out means very little. A runner on second and nobody out means even less.
The biggest questionable move in this game was sitting Keppinger instead of one of our trio of outfielders. Of course EE getting run got him into the game anyway, but that was just stupid.