The other thing is Bocock would appear to be who the Giants have nominated as their starting shortstop of the future - and so why would Bochy not want to leave him in - give the young guy a chance as Redszone would want the REDS to do. Would there be an outcry if Dusty let Freel hit and then replaced Votto with Hatteburg.
Imagine if tomorrow, the Reds pinch hit for Votto with Hatteberg in a walk situation and Drew Stubbs on deck. Except imagine that Stubbs was a young Juan Castro.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
So... ya think Joe stayed up last night writing an article about how the Giants moves worked last night?
Nah...... that would be no fun.Code:Bottom 9th: San Francisco - B. Molina singled to deep right - R. Davis ran for B. Molina - R. Davis stole second - F. Lewis grounded out to pitcher - J. Castillo lined out to second - D. Ortmeier doubled to deep center, R. Davis scored 1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors San Diego 0, San Francisco 1
The only thing I surmised from that article was that the Giants need a new GM.
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand