Originally Posted by alloverjr
Nah, decent throw he's out by 30 feet, bad throw as it was, he was probably still going to be out. I would have however ran Harris for Rolen and let Valdez take over at 3B should they tie. Realize that depletes the bench (Leake?), but your talking about having to go 3 innings to need another ph against the Twins bullpen. May have been the higher percentage move. And if I'm Cozart I attempt a 1st pitch bunt, although he doesn't appear very good at it and probably not confident.
Shouldn't have come down to that anyway. Poor lineup construction, but what seems to be poor personnel, too. Cozart is a rookie hitting .240ish. Heisey is a fourth or fifth outfielder who swings at everything. Votto follows and has no one to drive in most times.
Bat Phillips first and go from there. Leave the rookies down in the order and find a hitter to bat fourth. Maybe we could trade Homer for one?