Re: Pitching to Longoria
posted at 9/11/2011 11:06 AM EDT
In Response to Pitching to Longoria
[QUOTE]I'm no fan of Tito's game management, if you can actually call it that, but last night gave us yet another example of just how awful he is. A little league manager would've gotten this move right. Your opponent has the winning run on 3rd with only one out and their best hitter coming to the plate. You don't even think about it- you hold up four fingers and you walk him to set up a double play. Why in the world would you pitch to Evan Longoria with a runner at 3rd and one out in extra innings? Funny thing is he pitched to Longoria earlier in the game with a runner on 3rd and first base open. Longoria got him again with a sac fly to center on an 0-2 pitch. Francona doesn't learn lessons I guess. You Francona nutswingers will try to defend it with some ridiculous argument as always but the fact is that a gerbil could win the wildcard with the talent that's on this team, because at least a gerbil wouldn't screw up as much as Tito does.
I know he's won two rings, but it wasn't because of his management. He's awful, and he'll probably prove my point again today.
Posted by Scott8340[/QUOTE]
Tito's feeling the heat bigtime, Longoria kills the Red Sox, has since he's been in the League, he kills lots of teams. he's getting hot at the right time. Your right about pitching to him, they should have loaded the bases. Or at least walked Longoria. Oh well were four up in the lost column , couldn't lose it from there. How many more games left with TB? Oh four .
Lester better win this one , lots of pressure on the Lefty. Shields is one tough Hombre . Sox 2-1 in a nail biter. They win today and the pressure is back on TB.
They lose and Uh Oh. There gonna win . Heck they have a fresh Aceves, Papelbon, and Bard. To back up Lester, oh wait, how about Bowden, Albers , Doubront and Wheeler.