Originally Posted by PuffyPig
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.
Again, I'm not debating whether Sanchez hits a ground ball or not. What I'm saying is that Sanchez isn't as fast and IF HE HITS A GROUND BALL he's not as likely to beat it out. Plus, forcing Sanchez to the plate forces Romo out of the game giving you a better chance to score in the bottom half of the inning regardless. I see valid points for not walking him and it's clear that it's on Rolen not Dusty. I would have preferred the walk for the reasons I mentioned above plus the fact that Sanchez has zero post season at bats.