Re: Farrell pulling a Francona
posted at 10/25/2013 8:41 AM EDT
In response to Beantowne's comment:
In response to ADG's comment:
In response to Sheriff-Rojas' comment:
In response to craze4sox's comment:
Gomes and Drew have done nothing offensively since the PS began.
That's only part of the game. Drew has done a great job in field, and for the most part, so has Gomes.
Nava and Carp were two of our most reliable players from the left side all season. So why has Farrell has gone from a manager who utilized our deep bench all year to relying on one set lineup?
Carp didn't look that great either when he had his chance in the post season. Nava should start in St. Louis, at least a game or two, or three if he earns it with his play. And, set lineup? I didn't realize Xander Bogaerts was part of a "set lineup".
Farrells weakness as a manager and a Francona type attitude towards favorotism for certain players who don't deserve to be in our lineup may end up being the difference in this series. We are clearly the better team and there is nothing special in Wacka's pitching, we simply just put the wrong lineup out there again tonight so we desreve to lose this game.
Yeh, Francona was so weak in leading them to 2 World Series, and Farrell in turning this team around like this in his first season as Red Sox manager. I guess they should have consulted you.
Was that a good throw by Gomes last night?
It wasn't awful throw given the circumstances...Salty should have come off the plate to field it to prevent the base runners from advancing...Breslow who backed up the play, then needed to eat the ball, instead he threw it into the stands. Sorry to say it but this loss is on Breslow...he allowed the double steal by not looking Korma back before throwing the pitch. No double steal and it a can of corn two outs and runners on first and second, then walked the first batter he faced. the double steal is what changed the dynamics of the inning and set up the sacrifice...Lackey was credited with the loss, but it was Breslow who has to own this one.
It wasn't a horrible throw but in many respects, it was the worst possible throw. Just close enough to the plate to where Salty thought he might have a chance, but not an easy one. Just long enough to make it short hop Salty. A foot towards first and Salty has to come off to get it. A foot towards home and Salty doesn't have to stretch. A foot or 2 longer and it gets there on the fly. A foot or 2 shorter and it's an easier hop to handle with a catchers mitt.