Why does Dusty Baker refuse to make late inning defensive changes?
Why does Dusty Baker absolutely refuse to pull his bad defenders (Gomes, Cabrera) for better defenders late in games? It's a mystery I'm trying to figure out. With a 9-5 lead in the 8th inning tonight, Jonny Gomes was still out there in left field despite being an absolute horrible defender. And of course, a flyball was hit in his direction and he managed to turn it into a double which led to a big inning. Chris Dickerson and Laynce Nix were both available. Why aren't they in the game at that point? I simply do not understand it.
I miss Adam Dunn.