"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
Sending your (very slow) starting pitcher on a close play at the plate, down 1 run in the 5th inning, with your best hitter due up to hit with bases loaded?
Ladies and gentlemen, Mark Berry.
"Baseball is a very, very complex business. It's more of a people business than most businesses." - Bob Castellini
Like I said, the guy's always going to get second guessed, but I can't imagine anyone can defend that goofball decision to send Aaron home.
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
Washington 6th Inning Summary
- R. Zimmerman struck out looking
- A. Dunn walked
- J. Willingham walked, A. Dunn to second
- W. Harris flied out to left
- R. Belliard flied out to right
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
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Tatum up with the bases loaded.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Now would be a good time to PH for Tatum.
And Tatum leaves them loaded as he pops up in the infield. Bleh.
Base loaded Tatum pops out. I almost messed up and typed profanity.
Cincinnati 6th Inning Summary
- J. Votto singled to shallow center
- B. Phillips lined into double play, J. Votto out at second
- L. Nix doubled to deep right center
- J. Gomes intentionally walked
- A. Rosales walked, L. Nix to third, J. Gomes to second
- C. Tatum popped out to second
- End of Inning (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
Washington 1 and the Reds 0 after 6 full
IBB - J Gomes (by G Mock).Code:IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA G. Mock 6.0 6 0 0 4 6 0 1.92 5.27 A. Harang 6.0 5 1 1 3 5 1 1.43 4.32
Pitches-strikes - G Mock 101-59; A Harang 100-64.
Ground balls-fly balls - G Mock 3-9; A Harang 2-8.
Batters faced - G Mock 26; A Harang 25.
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