Originally Posted by redsfaninbsg
No doubt, Rolen botched it but, Sanchez is out on the play, Arias is safe.
Sanchez doesn't hit the same ground ball you know.
Sanchez has got just as much chance of getting a hit, plus you've got the walk to consider. Plus Sanchez is a better hitter vs RH piotching than the platoon player Arias.
Look walking Arias wasn't a horrible play, but suggesting that he should have been walked becuase Sanchez wouldn't have beaten out that grounder is simply managing based on the result.
The Giants had a better chance of scoring a run with the bases loaded and Sanchez at bat than runners on 2nd and 3rd and Arias at bat.
That's all that really matters, the rest is window dressing.