Re: Can Dusty win a game for us?
Generally you don't sub for the catcher because then if the backup gets hurt you're completely out of luck. This is obviously not a hard and fast rule, but I don't think last night's situation warranted the sub. Hernandez should have been on 3rd regardless of how slow he is. That was just poor baserunning. The manager can't be blamed when the players don't take the extra base or just don't hit with runners in scoring position.