Originally Posted by Kc61
I've always supported Baker, but I don't like bunting with good hitters and I don't like this catching thing.
I thought the handling of Mes hit a low point last June 24 against the Twins. http://espn.go.com/mlb/playbyplay?gameId=320624117
Mes actually played. He was 2 for 3 with a double and a stolen base. Chapman blew the save by giving up a 2 run HR to Willingham. The Reds started to rally in the 9th. Frazier got on start the home 9th. Baker sent Willie Harris up to pinch hit for Mes. I screamed at the tv. (Harris sacrificed Frazier over, Rolen ph and was walked, next two were Hi-C and Willie Valdez. Rally fizzled.
I just knew Baker was going to ph for Mes even though he was coming around with the bat at that time. Harris at the time was hitting .114 with an OPS of .370.