Originally Posted by Old Righthander
but then he had to bring in BP for defense - thus leaving himself shorter on the bench --- makes zero sense to me -- also makes no known difference since we lost it in the bottom -- but still -- in my book it was poorly managed
Completely disagree. If BP hits for Valdez he stays in obviously. You still have to pinch hit for Hoover and/or Simon when they come up in the 9-hole be it in the 11th with a rally or leading off the 12th. It's the same scenario whether you go Heisey-BP or BP-Heisey.