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    Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    The best he can do is six innings, there are only twleve outs to play with, you are dooming the sixth to a zero if you lead off with an out, yet he bats Milton. Why doesn't someone ask this manager who leads with his mitral valve, a reasonable question such as Why bat Milton if you are statisically likely to remove him in the next inning. Is this playing the game the "right way"

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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    I thought the same thing. I was surprised when he wasn't taken down for a PH.

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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    Why hit Milton in the sixth on Sunday?

    We have a terrible UNIMPROVED bullpen which would have had a day of rest following day.

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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    Umm, because Narron's an idiot?

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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    The BP had been used quite a bit the previous two games. So I suppose Narron was trying squeeze as much as he could out of Milton. But with an off day today I think I would have PH for him.
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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    My guess is that Narron was worried about a tired BP after the extra innings work in the Mets finale, the 7 innings of work in the Thursday rain delay (after Harang only went 2 innings), EZ's short work on Friday, and Joe Mays' low output on Saturday.

    Still, with an off-day today -- and knowing Milton's MO for coming apart after 6 innings of work, Narron should have known better.

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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    The last time Narron tried to "squeeze" more out Milton, he gave up a grand slam the following mound visit.

    There should be a new Man-Law prohibiting Milton from pitching past 6.

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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    Just from an offensive standpoint, PH was mandated. The team was down by 2 and the pitchers' spot was leading off (a very important AB).

    Throw in the other considerations...

    (ah, why bother, Narron will never learn...)
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    Re: Why Hit Milton in the Sixth

    The little head-banging-against-a-wall smilie isn't emphatic enough to describe how I feel about Narron's decisions. But it'll have to do.

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