Re: Game 97: Red Sox at Athletics
posted at 7/14/2013 10:18 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
In response to J-BAY's comment:
In response to VeniceSox's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
I think it is fair to say that Farrell blew this game. A manager makes the moves. How the players perform determines if those moves were correct. So , it is true that Farrell's moves lost this game. It is also true that Farrell has been right far more than he has been wrong. It is fair to say that Farrell has done an excellent job and should not be killed for every mistake.
Stabbed by Foulke.
i agree with you and dont think it was Farrell who overall has been great. I have to say that I was thinking Bailey... crazy i know but i thought about it...
Farrell couldn't have put in Bailey. Pumpsie was at the game, and if he blew it, there wasn't enough security.
I think Bailey had to be held back to save the game in case we got ahead. I believe Beato was available, as was, I believe, Britton. In addition, because we have three days off before we play again, nearly everyone could have come in for an inning or two except Lester who pitched yesterday. Taz could also have come in. Instead, Farrell put Thornton in the game in a position he could not handle: facing RHH. He should not face any of them. In addition, being at the game I noticed how deep the OF were all playing with Donaldson up in the 11th. With the winning run at second the OF need to be positioned so that if there is a single in front of them they had a decent shot at throwing the runner out at the plate. Farrell has done a decent job this year, but he blew this one.
Something that in general a manager knows but for a variety of reasons is often NOT publicized before the fact, and to a lesser extent after, is who's available in a game to relieve; it's usually alot more than is realized who isn't; Farrell, who is a MGR of the YR candidate does not seem like the kind of guy to mess up a reliever sequence; they seemed to have used alot of them in Seattle; having said that, no one is perfect.