Originally Posted by redsfaninbsg
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.
I see merit in getting Romo out of the game, but having a reliever who averaged less than an inning per game go another inning didn't scare me much.
To me the most importent matter was which situation was likely to result in another run scoring. And sanchez with the bases loaded was the clear winnng there.