Re: Leyland stepping down as Tigers Manager
Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
Leyland cost them that series. When Ortiz is up with the bases juiced, you bring in a lefty. Period.
That's a load of baloney. The pitcher who surrendered the home run, closer and best Tigers reliever Joaquin Benoit, is tougher on lefties than RH batters. Lefties hit .188/.253/.261 against him in 2013...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."