The first rule I learned when I started hitting in baseball was "if it's close enough to be called a strike 3, you HAVE to fight it off". Hannigan was hoping for a pitcher's failure than his own success. That's a recipe for losing.
Pop out to Marshall.
Down 3 with 9 outs to play. We still have a chance in spite of baker...
"Last week I helped my friend stay put. It's a lot easier'n helpin' 'em move. I just went over to his house and made sure that he did not start to load **** into a truck."
Okay, heads down, keep chipping away. As Homer sez, "No excuses, right?" Who would have thought that young man -- and Bronson Arroyo -- would become our sages of the postseason?
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
It's not like Stubbs was on 2nd either.
"The guy I think could be really good in center is Adam Dunn. If someone asked me if Dunn could be a center fielder for the next 10 years, if he started working on it, no one could explain to me why he couldnít do it." - Brad Kullman
Scutaro grounds out to 2nd.
If it had worked you'd all be hailing Baker. But I never said Baker shouldn't be faulted there. Just the majority should be on the hitter not executing.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Dusty Baker should lose his job over this, IMO.
I've defended him a lot, but this kind of outing (after 2010's lackluster showing) is unacceptable.
23 Years and Counting...
The Hanigan call sucked, but sending the runners with no outs was even worse.