Re: Why does Dusty Baker refuse to make late inning defensive changes?
Originally Posted by edabbs44
Hard hit ground ball up the middle. That was a base hit.
I guess there needs to be something to complain about on a daily basis now that Taveras is gone. Defense of Gomes and Cabrera, welcome to the microscope.
It certainly wasn't an error, but I'm fully confident Janish would have had it. Up 3 in the 9th, isn't it fairly standard practice to put in your defensive wizard?
Some people ask why sweat the small stuff. But it's all stuff. A bad lineup here, a failure to sub in good defenders there and suddenly you've given away a handful of games for no good reason.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.