Re: why does terry leave pitchers in to long.
posted at 7/19/2011 1:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: why does terry leave pitchers in to long.
[QUOTE]It's all about saving the BP. He has always managed two or three games ahead, instead of concentrating on the task at hand. That's why you've seen him pack it in so many times whn we get behind, by several runs, even though our offense can explode for a huge inning like we did last night in the 8th. He brought in Wheeler for cripes sake! But Wheeler fooled him and actually pitched well and kept us in the game.
Probably messed up Tito's schedule.
Posted by Alibiike[/QUOTE]Does anybody here look at stats or do we all just remember a few bad appearances, make a determination that this is what a player is and always will be?
Wheeler has been very good since returning from the DL. Not a surprise really considering how consistent he was before signing with the RS.
Since return from the DL in the month of June Wheeler made 8 appearances and posted a 0.913 WHIP. In July he has been even better in 7 appearances posting a 0.556 WHIP.
This sort of underscores just how "gut feeling" so much of the Francona bashing is on this forum.
Wakefield was left in as long as he was not because of some sort of loyalty. This is after all the same pitcher who sat last year because Francona had what he believed were 5 better options to be starters.
He was left in because the RS had just played a 16 inning game where he had used much of his bullpen and because the game following that one he has Weiland going who was less than inspiring in his last start and Miller in the following game, whom appeared to revert to his walk-walk blast syndrome that has marked his MLB career. It IMO had absolutely nothing to do with trying to get Wakefield win 198 or whatever it is.
To the RS fans that complain about every little thing and think the current regime is so bad I wish there was an alternative reality you could visit for a few days. One where Frank McCourt owned the RS, Omar Minaya was the GM and Don Zimmer the manager.
But that might end the charm of BDC, which is enjoying the thrill of watching the RS win a game and the agony of reading the posts about it the next morning.
On a more serious note, I post this often; if you take the time to question why the RS do what they do and take a minute to review pertinent stats you almost always will learn
the reason why they did it. I seldom know off the top of my head why they do what they do, but a visit to Baseball Reference usually provides an answer.
Just my takes