Originally Posted by TSJ55
You can't say that w/ any real certainty at all. We'll never know what would have happened had he let Cain swing away.
It changed the game massively, You have a pitcher who can handel the bat and has pop who has never hit into a DP in well over 450 AB, that number is great for anyone. Literally the worst thing that can happen with the pitcher hitting is he hits into a DP and they you have 1-2-3 up which leads to more run scoring innings than any combo in the majors.