Re: Calling all Coma apologists ---defend that!
posted at 5/22/2011 10:44 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. " Most of Franconona's critics look at every game as a single entity and NEVER take anything else into account. I wondered why albers was in there so long, but I did also at least acknowledge there might be a reason. And, gee, surprise, surprise, there was. Games like this do cost the Sox, but if you look at how the bullpen is being managed in Seattle and Philadelphia, you can see prime examples of what happens to overworked pitchers. Like it or not, the Sox only need to win 60% of their games to make the post-season. That is the goal at the tart of the season, and the goal is never to go 162-0. This is a good thing, ebcuase having a ridiculous goal of 162-0 would show complete cluelessness by the manager and easily result in an even worse season. But, hey, fire away from the safety of your armchair, knowing full well the cushion will never be as critical of you, despite that it has much more reason to be...
Posted by notin[/QUOTE]
Absolutely there wwere many EXCUSES why Albers was in there so long..... But we all know what EXCUSES ARE LIKE..... don't we?
People like you FAIL TO REALIZE..... every game is important..... IF the sox finish out of the playoffs by one game.. then this is a very IMPORTANT 1 game is it not?
I have failed to read where anyone said not to use the players TITO deemed fit to play..... I have seen a lot of the TITO apologists saying things like well what if he used BARD and three weeks from Monday Bard was hurt..... ASININE!
He still had other players that could have pitched.... he BLEW IT! He had an UNKNOWN QUANTITY..... while each and everyone of us darned well KNEW that ALBERS was stinking last night.... Appararently that was still unknown to TITO untill 6 runs scored. He had Wheeler who could have thrown to a few more batters- seems he was doing okay (to me).... He had HILL who had just struck out two batters in a row (Seems like he was doing pretty good to me).... but after not realizing that the other two pitchers were throwing well... this guy didn't realize that Albers was stinking up the place..... OH MY LORD.. we cannot use BARD he may need a MRI three weeks from MONDAY..... and OH LORD we cannot use MORALES... we don't know what the heck we just traded for (He is an unknown quantity).
FACE IT... the GUY SCREWED UP! He has MANY chances to get a win last night, and move into 1st place..... but he would rather be a wild card.....