Hitting A Rod leading off an inning with a 2-0 lead = brainless, bonehead decision. Really putting the good of the team first. Please, NOT in a big game in the middle of a pennant race.
Some thoughts on 3 recent Red Sox games :
Peavey's second start vs KC. In fifth inning, Royals start hitting Peavey hard, pitch count up to 90. I tell myself '' Peavey's out for sure''. Nope, next inning manager leaves him in. KC scores 6, Sox lose game. Humm, maybe a lesson to be learned ...
Peavey's next start vs Toronto. After 6 innings, Peavey's pitch count up to 90. Sox leading 1-0. I tell myself ''Great ime to take Peavey out. High pitch count, Bautista and Encarnacion coming up''. Nope, manager leaves him in. Whaddaya know, next inning, Peavey rocked for 3 straight hits. Sox lose game 2-1. Hello, anybody home??????
Dempster's start lasty night. After 5 innings, pitch count high. Sox leading 6-3. I tell myself '' He'll SURELY take Dempster out'' Nope, manager leaves Dempster in. Next inning, Yanks score a bundle and Sox lose game. Houston, we have a problem.
I watched these 3 games and in each one couldn't believe manager wouldn't bring in relief at the right time. Saving the bullpen? Bullsh_t. The relievers have to come in in the middle of a mess and end up getting the same number of outs and pitches anyways.
The Sox should have won these 3 games. They should be 4 games up instead of 1.
I thought FranCOMA was bad, but this REALLY sucks.