Re: Calling all Coma apologists ---defend that!
posted at 5/22/2011 8:23 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Calling all Coma apologists ---defend that!
[QUOTE]Last night I sure wanted to agree with encinitas and burritoT, but this morning I read Peter Abraham. As it turns out, Albers had to pitch the 8th because Bard was out (too many innings for this early in the season), Atchison pitched 3 innings last night, Papelbon couldn't be used for a two inning save this early in the season, Hill and Wheeler had already been used, and Morales was an unknown quantity (and soon proved to be more gasoline on the raging Cubs fire). The Sox will be playing today and then without a break play 7 at Detroi and Cleveland.
Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]
EXCUSES EXCUSES..... SO you have a guy that you "Expect" to do okay... but he gets not a single out in the first 6 batters..... YOU still do not have your "UNKNOWN QUANTITY" warming up? REALLY?
This is an example of POOR management. HILL Struck out the two batters he faces- Why was he pulled at the end of the 7th if they had personnel problems?
Wheeler pitches 1 1/3 inings but he was doing fine... WHY not allow him to finish the 7th... then still have HILL in your hands for later.
DID Francona not know he had a personnel problem going into the game?.... If so why did he not "in game" manage better to allow him more leeway towards the end.
IS an UNKNOWN QUANTITY not better than an 8 run inning? Albers had ZERO outs with 6 batters.... Apparently Morales wasn't wuite as bad as that, NOW was he? In the 8th innint the cubs scored 8 runs on 6 hits three BB's 3 erors.... and one asinine manager who was too dumb to have his "UNKNOWN QUANTITY" at least warming up. Oh and Bard couldn't have come in to get one or two outs?..... SO who's fault is it that he pitched so many innings so early in the season? FIGURE it out..
Abaraham spouts the corporate line... but no matter how you look at it, poor personnel management is what got them in the position, and they were not allow to releive the under performing manager before it got away from them.
On an aside... Late in the top of the 8th inning I had a flashback to the Greenfield NY Township Little League CHampionship tournament from 1995.... with all those players throwing the ball past the tagret, and the runners just galloping the bases without and fear that the terrible defense could catch them. I think Francona may have been managing one of those two teams also.