Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

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    Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    In tonight's game, Josh Reddick pinch hit for Lester. Once the inning ended, he could have put the new pitcher in either McDonald's or Cameron's spot. They were due up 1st and 2nd in the next inning.  By doing this, he could have left Reddick in the game in the 9th spot in the order and when the pitcher came up in McDonald's or Cameron's spot, they would have pinch hit anyway, as they did for Cameron.

    This would have kept Reddick in the game, but he was wasted by replacing him with Albers. He could have had Ortiz pinch hit for Varitek and who knows what would have happened.

    Think Terry.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    No, he knows about the double switching.  Managed in the NL for 4 years and he did the double switch a few times in the '07 Series.  I think he just wanted to leave DMac in the game.
     
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    In Response to Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching:
    No, he knows about the double switching.  Managed in the NL for 4 years and he did the double switch a few times in the '07 Series.  I think he just wanted to leave DMac in the game.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut


    Right, so he made the decision of leaving DMac in the game instead of Reddick.
    Comical
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    He want to stick with the righty back because there where none on the bench and there was a lefty Ortiz still on the bench. It is pretty simple.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    In Response to Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching:
    No, he knows about the double switching.  Managed in the NL for 4 years and he did the double switch a few times in the '07 Series.  I think he just wanted to leave DMac in the game.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut


    "MANAGED IN THE NL FOR 4 YEARS"
    Is that how Philly fans would describe what he did while being called their manager??? Too funny.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    It's not like the double switch is some profound strategy that only NL managers know about or know how to use.  The average baseball fans know what a double switch is.  I know it's hard for some people, but give Francona some credit.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    Francona's done the double-switch plenty of times.  He simply saw no advantage in it last night. 

    Everyone seems to be unaware that the Pirates pitching was actually pretty good.  They gave up 9 hits, but all of them were singles. 
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    People can blame Francona but it doesn't change our lack of extra base hits right now, we aren't slugging the ball well, that'll change.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    This righty lefty philosophy is losing games.   I agree, keeping Reddick in the game would have helped.  McD looks like a scared sheep at the plate.  At least Reddick has confidence.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    I am sure Tito is well aware of the double switch...seriously...to say otherwise is ludicrous. He simply decided not to do it last night in that situation, whether you agree with that move or not.

    I am far more concerned about The Bucs pitching and the fact that we are playing by NL rules right now. Not real comfortable in my Red Sox skin right now. We need a win badly.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    Theo has not built a team with the ultimate goal of winning in NL parks.

    I doubt any AL GM has either.

    It would be stupid to worry about such things as double-switching and sacrficing as these two practices are virtually nonexistant in the American League.

    Suffer through these few games on NL parks and hope you score runs and get good pitching. It is insane to think that your whole season depends on 9 games in NL parks in late June.

    Interleague play is an idea that should have been killed before it hatched. It is foolish to think that AL teams are really going to stay awake nights making roster changes to accomodate these few games that should be exhibition games or not played at all.

    Everybody hates interleague play, it generates no fan excitement, it gains no extra revenue for teams, it causes managers headaches, and I really doubt players like it very much either.

    Time to end it.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    Agreed ...
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    Of course it's worth noting that the Sox have the best record in inerleague play since 2003 -- something like that.
     
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    Re: Francona Lack of Knowlede of Double Switching

    Perhaps the OP's premise might have more weight had he been able to spell the title correctly
     
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