Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Leake had only made 86 pitches and he was cruising. Plus, I like his groundball tendencies. I would've left him in. Also, I didn't like the Harris bunt play either at all in the 9th down.
I dont' know if Leake has ever worked a complete game. Twins had the middle of the order coming up. Pitch count isn't everything.
A competent job by the closer and there's no issue.
Aroldis fanned the first guy. Mauer had a great at bat. Chapman messed up grooving a fastball to Willingham and that was it.
As for the bunt, I agree, I wouldn't bunt there. i wouldn't have bunted the other night either when Valdez hit for Mes.
But the bottom line is the team had a lead in the ninth and the closer gave up a homer for the second straight game. Chapman just needs to be given a different role, he's messing things up.