Originally Posted by scott91575
That makes sense?
So you believe....
#1 Leake is actually going to be close to a .400 hitter for his career or anywhere near the hitter of Rolen or Phillips (see the next points)
#2 The Phils would actually walk Rolen to get to Phillips and put the tying run at the plate.
#3 and therefore you still would take Leake hitting with 1 on vs. Phillips hitting with 2 on with the possibility of tying up the game. You know, a guy who had already tripled off of Blanton in that very game vs. a pitcher who has 1 extra base hit in his entire career.
Heck, if Leake is so good vs. a guy like Rolen or anyone else on the bench, his ass should be pinch hitting more.
I actually think less of Dusty now after that explanation. It actually combines the base clogging belief with the stupidity of having the pitcher hit.
Seriously, that actually makes sense to you? Really?
Sure does. I wouldn't have done it that way but I can see why he did it. Either way I wouldn't have used up Rolin there like you said he should have, would I have pinch hit there yep but not with the guy you wanted.You would have waisted your best bat off the bench and that makes sense to you?