Does anyone have proof that Scioscia was actually in the dugout when they pitched to Votto? He had to be in the bathroom, right?
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Votto's run literally meant nothing. If you walk him, all him being on base does is set up an opportunity to get a double play. With a man on 2nd, you aren't getting a double play.
So, would you rather face Votto and Phillips with first base open or face Phillips and Bruce with a double play set up?
There literally is no defending what the Angels did.
I totally disagree with what Dusty did, but you could at least attempt to construct an argument for it. What Scocsia did was literally indefensible.
I was listening to the Angel's feed and they didn't mention the possibility of walking or pitching around Votto. Must be an AL thing.
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How about from now on when you say the manager made the wrong call, but what you expected to happen didn't happen,... How about you just say "I was wrong"
Not "I was wrong, but..." Just a simple "I was wrong."
I can not wait till next year when Billy ends the bunting issue.
Joey gave kudos to Jacoby and two other guys. Anybody know who they were?
I could be wrong, but I just literally don't see how there is a defense for that.
His choice was Votto and Phillips or Phillips and Bruce where a ground ball from Phillips gets you out of the inning.
I just don't see how any statistical measure or common sense measure for that matter concludes that was a good play.
Now if the Reds lineup was set up Votto-Bruce-Phillips and you were trying to go L/L and get Votto and Bruce out, I could see an argument for pitching to Votto. Would still disagree with it and say bring in a right to face Phillips, but I could at least see the argument.
One of my friends, the local high school coach basically said that Dusty didn't trust Heisey to do anything with the bat. In fact, he(the coach) didn't trust Heisey to do anything to get Choo to second and probably wouild have struck out, thus having to face the killers in the 9th. I don't know if that's accurate or not, but we won and it worked out, so I'm happy. I'm also happy with the pitching other than Hoover this year, but there is 160 games left. Time is short