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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Phillips' supreme ability to knock in a run with with a runner on third and less than two outs factored into the Indians choice to pitch to Votto.

    They picked their poison and swallowed hard.

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    Runners on, lets pitch to Votto. Sounds like a Dusty move.

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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by dubc47834 View Post
    Hey...my bad man. Didnt see you did call it beforehand.
    No worries. I also didn't mean I was smarter than Dusty overall. I just knew in this occasion he was wrong. I knew Francona would pinch hit Giambi Juice for Ubaldo. I would have preferred Parra to face Giambi and then if Terry switched him out, I would have brought in Brox. They do have two pitching mounds in the bully for a reason.

    Plus, nobody reviewed the scouting report on Giambi before they threw to him. Price or Mez should have spoken to Leake prior to throwing to him. He's a lowball masher and Leake was living low in the zone all day.

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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    LOL. Phillips K's and Shaw starts jogging into the dugout. Sorry kid, that's only 2 outs. :o)
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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Phillips' supreme ability to knock in a run with with a runner on third and less than two outs factored into the Indians choice to pitch to Votto.

    They picked their poison and swallowed hard.
    Exactly. Most ORGers don't give Brandon any credit, but you can't ignore the fact he's hitting over .450 w/RISP this year. You know that factored into Francona's decision.
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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Only 2 out dude

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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Jay with a bunt (trying to burn the shift), then Shaw air mails the throw to 1st. Jay to 2nd.
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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Phillips' supreme ability to knock in a run with with a runner on third and less than two outs factored into the Indians choice to pitch to Votto.

    They picked their poison and swallowed hard.
    The fact that Votto looked pretty bad all day too had to factor into it as well.
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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Phillips' supreme ability to knock in a run with with a runner on third and less than two outs factored into the Indians choice to pitch to Votto.

    They picked their poison and swallowed hard.
    Phillips certainly has come through more often than not this year, but if I have to choose between pitching to Phillips in a possible DP situation or pitching to Votto with a guy on third and one out, it's not even anything to think about. Phillips knocks runs in, but he also hits into a lot of DPs. Francona dropped the ball there.

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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by forfreelin04 View Post
    No worries. I also didn't mean I was smarter than Dusty overall. I just knew in this occasion he was wrong. I knew Francona would pinch hit Giambi Juice for Ubaldo. I would have preferred Parra to face Giambi and then if Terry switched him out, I would have brought in Brox. They do have two pitching mounds in the bully for a reason.

    Plus, nobody reviewed the scouting report on Giambi before they threw to him. Price or Mez should have spoken to Leake prior to throwing to him. He's a lowball masher and Leake was living low in the zone all day.
    Baker wasn't wrong IMO. The result doesn't always justify the decision.

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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Phillips' supreme ability to knock in a run with with a runner on third and less than two outs factored into the Indians choice to pitch to Votto.

    They picked their poison and swallowed hard.
    I think this may be a factor, but nobody, outside of maybe Miguel Cabrera, would be better to avoid in that situation than Votto. Heck, they even had the IF in. Makes Votto even more dangerous. Walk Joey and play for the DP. Heck, even if it wasn't Joey and just a regular guy, it seemed like the right play.
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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Chapman coming in. Wind blowing out. Power coming to the plate (Cabrera, Swisher, Santana). Dicey situation to say the least.
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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Alright...put this one on ice, Chappy...
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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I think this may be a factor, but nobody, outside of maybe Miguel Cabrera, would be better to avoid in that situation than Votto. Heck, they even had the IF in. Makes Votto even more dangerous. Walk Joey and play for the DP. Heck, even if it wasn't Joey and just a regular guy, it seemed like the right play.
    I agree, but I was just pointing out that Brandon has been our best hitter in that situation over the last 2 years, running about 80% IIRC.

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    Re: 5/27/2013 Reds v. Indians in the Battle for Ohio

    Quote Originally Posted by forfreelin04 View Post
    No worries. I also didn't mean I was smarter than Dusty overall. I just knew in this occasion he was wrong. I knew Francona would pinch hit Giambi Juice for Ubaldo. I would have preferred Parra to face Giambi and then if Terry switched him out, I would have brought in Brox. They do have two pitching mounds in the bully for a reason.

    Plus, nobody reviewed the scouting report on Giambi before they threw to him. Price or Mez should have spoken to Leake prior to throwing to him. He's a lowball masher and Leake was living low in the zone all day.
    Parra would have to face one batter.
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