Re: PEAVY's PEAVED: another example of y FARRELL>TITO?
posted at 8/21/2013 5:56 AM EDT
In response to Beantowne's comment:
Farrell stated in his press conference that he was saving Uehara for the save situation, if the sox had gone ahead. Which is exactly what every manager does on the road with it closers in a tie game. He also made clear that Workman was not available due to having pitched in the previous two, he'd already used Breslow and had the game gone extra innings he had to save someone to give him length which was probably going to be Britton.
Tazawa in his last 12 appearances has given up 2 earned runs while striking out 11 and walking 1 with a 1.46 era cleary he's struggling. Or perhaps he just had a bad game? In the end it came down to Morales and Villareal both failing to do their job which is to throw the ball over the plate. If we have to affix blame on Farrel for not putting in his closer and or for putting Villareal into the game after Morales couldn't throw a strike. I'm sure he's fine with that...perhaps we can also blame Victorino for catching a foul ball and allowing the tying run to score then killed him in effigy when on the very next pitch Posey goes yard...or Peavy for failing to get deeper in the game allowing Farrel to keep his bullpen rotation in order for the late innings.
Hindsight is always 20-20 and if Farrel had the luxury of hindsight, like we do after the game is done. Then I!m pretty sure if he'd have known that Villareal would walk in the winning run on four pitches. My guess is he'd have chosen to leave Morales in and taken his chances with him.
So you think it was a good move huh Bean? I guess everything farrell and the Sox do is right too?
Ya know, its not against the rules for Koji to get 4 outs. You know that right? Not go with a guy who has known control issues and put him in that situation. He was set up to fail, not put in the best situation to succeed. Farrell can do no wrong with some of you guys. Sorry, but he made a very bad move.
And spare me the hindsight BS Bean. I said it was the wrong move when he started warming up.
Its amazing how some of you will defend every single move. I always try to be understanding about every move made, my history of posts will back that up, but this was was just wrong. Theres no defending it. Uehara was the best choice to get the job done. If he didnt do it, then at least you know you gave the team the best chance to win. Villareal was the worst possible choice in that situation. End of story and stop trying to defend it.
I know the situation and who was available. Bad move. End of story.