[QUOTE]I was trying to save Scottie because I knew they were going to use (J.C.) Romero at some point in time. I know how Charlie (Manuel’s) been using his bullpen. I know he’s been stretching his starters to not go to his bullpen.
“Plus, that fact (Leake) can hit. Why would I waste Scott Rolen, my top pinch-hitter, in the sixth inning when I still have three innings to go?
“If Ramon had walked or just hit a single, then it’s a different situation. The fact that first base was open he wasn’t going to throw Scottie anything. I wouldn’t throw Scottie anything.[QUOTE]
Man... I swear he is dead set against letting his players walk. Freaking basecloggers. What would have been wrong with letting another player reach base? Isn't that the whole reason you send players to the plate? So would he have been upset if Rolen had walked on his own merit?
Rolen walking would have, turned the line up over, got the top of the order additional AB's and brought Phillips to bat with 2 on. Phillips singled to start the 7th BTW. Phillips is an RBI man according to Dusty, why wouldn't he want him AB with 2 on?
I swear Dusty out thinks himself. Bakermetrics at it's finest. I know he has done an overall decent job this year, but not to use Nix at least is just silly.