Re: Why does Dusty Baker refuse to make late inning defensive changes?
I think the late inning defensive replacement thing is overdone, truthfully. You don't know that it will save you anything, and if it doesn't or the other team ties the game or takes the lead, then you've hurt your chances to score runs later.
Gomes is a bad defender, obviously, but I actually prefer the less is more theory when it comes to late inning substitutions. Especially since this team has had enough problems scoring consistently as is.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda