Re: NLDS Game 3 - Giants at Reds 10/9/12
Originally Posted by Brutus
I don't think walking Arias is a no-brainer, but I think it's the preferred choice for three reasons:
1. As mentioned, it forces the Giants to hit for Romo,
2. It uses up the Giants last position player
3. It sets up a force out in the event of a groundball where you can tag the runner/base potentially if you bobble it
I agree. I prefer the pitch around rather than the intentional walk. I've seen to many times that soft toss screw up the pitchers release point.
Not this year...maybe a Wild Card