Well, I'm usually able to find some reason for Dusty moves. Tonight, someone must've spiked his toothpick. He managed this particular game like he was the one who got cold-cocked by a bat.
- how in the world do you run Homer back out there in the 6th. I was out on the porch saying goodbye to some family, one of my sons says "base hit," I look up and Bailey's still in there. Did he not see the fifth? Was his pitch count not in the 90s there.
- Then, you bring in the guy who hasn't pitched in a major league game in two months. He wasn't ready to face the lefty pher with two on and 1 out. Nope, no one warming up until the 2 guys were on and the lefty is already at the plate.
- Giving away an out in the 9th down a run. Gardenhire had to be blinking and pinching himself to make sure he wasn't dreaming. That or he's thinking "man, this NL ball is strrrrrrange." Tie game, OK, I wouldn't do it, but you can justify it...but down 1, just not a smart move that any manager should do