I haven't seen a thread about this and am really curious if I'm the only one that saw this as a huge mistake. In the end it did not matter what so ever. But, Why did Leyland think when he pinch ran for Sean Cassey in the 9th?? He hit that double there was an out and the Tigers were down by 2. That base runner at second base means nothing unless the guy at the plate or on deck scores too. Cassey isn't in the business of making dumb base running decisions either, I know he is slow, but still. Maybe in certain circumstances I could see that philosophy. But, Cassey has basically been the only bat you've had in the series. If something happens it gets tied up and ends up going 12 innings. Guess who can't bat again?
I saw Narron do that a few times with Dunn for defensive subs this year at the end of games. And, with the BP struggles Dunn's spot came up to bat again and would have been relevant.
Am I using too much common sense where as baseball managers go strictly by a book or what?