In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

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    In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

    In the top of the 10th, with two on and two outs and Salty coming to bat, Maddon stayed with his right-hander on the mound.  Oops! 

    Salty batting left-handed, BA .326, OBP .379, SLG .605 OPS .983

    Salty batting right-handed  BA .163, OBP .265, SLG .279, OPS .544  

    I was certain that Maddon would bring in a lefty to turn Salty around and all I could envision was Salty whiffing.  But to my surprise and delight, it was Maddon who whiffed, and Salty responded with a crucial hit that scored two runs.

     

     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

    Maddon had already used two lefties - the lefty cupboard might have been bare.

     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

    In response to dustcover's comment:

    In the top of the 10th, with two on and two outs and Salty coming to bat, Maddon stayed with his right-hander on the mound.  Oops! 

    Salty batting left-handed, BA .326, OBP .379, SLG .605 OPS .983

    Salty batting right-handed  BA .163, OBP .265, SLG .279, OPS .544  

    I was certain that Maddon would bring in a lefty to turn Salty around and all I could envision was Salty whiffing.  But to my surprise and delight, it was Maddon who whiffed, and Salty responded with a crucial hit that scored two runs.

     



    I don't think he had any lefties left in the bullpen, considering he ended up using seven relievers and the guys who came in after were all righties.

     
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    Sorry but Longeria gets the goat horns...if he hustles down that line after grounding to third, he bears it out and the game ends on the pinch hit bunt in the 9th...he deserves to be roasted for that (or if he just gort the ball in the air for a sacrifice)

    As always - 100% correct!

     
     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

    In response to dustcover's comment:

    In the top of the 10th, with two on and two outs and Salty coming to bat, Maddon stayed with his right-hander on the mound.  Oops! 

    Salty batting left-handed, BA .326, OBP .379, SLG .605 OPS .983

    Salty batting right-handed  BA .163, OBP .265, SLG .279, OPS .544  

    I was certain that Maddon would bring in a lefty to turn Salty around and all I could envision was Salty whiffing.  But to my surprise and delight, it was Maddon who whiffed, and Salty responded with a crucial hit that scored two runs.

     


    good observation dusty! I was thinking the same thing. and like all the posts above me I think that ol joe did run outta left handers. what a freaking shame eh?

     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

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    Sorry but Longeria gets the goat horns...if he hustles down that line after grounding to third, he bears it out and the game ends on the pinch hit bunt in the 9th...he deserves to be roasted for that (or if he just gort the ball in the air for a sacrifice)

    As always - 100% correct!

     




    I think he was. He's just not very fast.

     

     
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    Sorry but Longeria gets the goat horns...if he hustles down that line after grounding to third, he bears it out and the game ends on the pinch hit bunt in the 9th...he deserves to be roasted for that (or if he just gort the ball in the air for a sacrifice)

    As always - 100% correct!

     




    I think he was. He's just not very fast.

     

     

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    Folks shouldn't believe everything Nick Cafardo says. LOL

     
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    Maddon had already used two lefties - the lefty cupboard might have been bare.

     



    Than I guess I whiffed.  For some reason, although I'm not that familiar with the Rays' roster, I thought he had another lefty in reserve.  Didn't Maddon wait until the 12th, 13th, & 14th to use Ramos who is a lefty?

    Perhaps, he would have fared better using him against Salty with two outs in the 10th.

    Nonetheless, you would think that every manager in the AL would keep one lefty in reserve when playing the Sox for it seems that Salty inevitably comes up in the late innings in a pivotal spot. :) :) :)

     
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    The Rays as a team whiffed because they could not score the winning run with the bases loaded and no outs.   LOL

    Thank you Pedroia for the outstanding play!!!  Laughing

     

     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

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    The Rays as a team whiffed because they could not score the winning run with the bases loaded and no outs.   LOL

    Thank you Pedroia for the outstanding play!!!  Laughing

     



    +1

     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

    I'm not a Maddon fan but think he is a very good manager, especially for that team, so I'm sure he had good reasons for using the righty against Salty, who also got a clean single as a righty in that game.

    No way Longoria wasn't hustling because the game was on the line.  Not only is he slow, but the grounder was a one hopper right to Middlebrooks, who made a perfect throw to Salty who made a great throw to 1B because Longoria was crowding the basepath (legally). 

    I thought the drag bunt by the Rays was a great idea, but apparently Pedroia anticipated it by already being closer in--otherwise, game over. 

    The Rays didn't lose that game as much as the Sox won it.  They made some great defensive plays and got some timely hits. 

     
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    It will be interesting tonight, if the umps don't issue warnings during the line-up exchange, to see if the Rays retaliate hitting either Ells, ShaVic, Pedroia or Ortiz. I don't believe this is over just yet.

     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

    Joyce was ready to showboat after he hit that 2nd ball that ended up going foul. He swung, and just dropped is bat while his arms were still extended at the end of his swing right in front of Salty. Then he realized it went foul. Lackey certainly didnt like that. I dont blame him. When Joyce has put in the time and had the success Papi has had, then he will be given a pass for stuff like that.

    Maddon has a habit of crucifying other players for doing the same thing some of his guys have done. hes a good manager but he needs to zip it sometimes and stop being such a hypocrite. Lackey, by all accounts, is a great teammate.

     
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    Re: In hindsight, Maddon whiffed.

    In response to dustcover's comment:

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:

     

    Maddon had already used two lefties - the lefty cupboard might have been bare.

     



    Than I guess I whiffed.  For some reason, although I'm not that familiar with the Rays' roster, I thought he had another lefty in reserve.  Didn't Maddon wait until the 12th, 13th, & 14th to use Ramos who is a lefty?

    Perhaps, he would have fared better using him against Salty with two outs in the 10th.

    Nonetheless, you would think that every manager in the AL would keep one lefty in reserve when playing the Sox for it seems that Salty inevitably comes up in the late innings in a pivotal spot. :) :) :)



    But I think Ramos had pitched three innings on Sunday. Stayed away from him until he had no choice.

     
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