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In response to miscricket's comment:
Nowhere is it reported that Ortiz sat out the second game because of his injury. Ortiz was not the only Red Sox player to not play in both games. I am sure this was a coaching decision. If Farrell thinks it was a better course of action to give him the second game off in an abundance of caution..I have no problem with that. I assume the coach knows better than anyone in this forum.
Well put. The armchair managers are so tiresome.
He wasn't out there. He should have been out there. If it was Farrell's decision then it was his bad decision. I can understand it if Ortiz plays in the field too, but he doesn't. All he has to do is grab a bat and maybe run the bases a little. We needed his offense and he sat on the pine. This was one of the reasons we lost.
Nonsense...then by that logic you can say that about any of the players Farrell sat for the second game. The Sox didn't lose the second game because Ortiz was not in the lineup. By your logic..they should have won the first game...I am not going to play armchair quarterback with Farrell leading the team. He has more baseball acumen in his little pinky finger than any one of us possesses in total. He is a good coach. The Monday morning quarterbacking was a fun sport last season with Valentine..who could possibly go down in history as the worst Sox coach..but it is not necessary this season.
I agree with the wisdom of not having a player..one day off the DL..play 3 games in two days. It's a long season and this is just the beginning.