Re: Would somebody PLEASE kick this team in the A**!
posted at 6/25/2011 7:41 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Would somebody PLEASE kick this team in the A**!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Would somebody PLEASE kick this team in the A**! : you know your baseball (unsarcastic appreciation). "Tito had it handed to him. I don't care if he managed in the NL, he was an idiot for not making the obvious lineup adjustment. Putting Pedroia in the 5 hole would have put a 1.048 OPS v LHP in the 5 hole. This would have put the Pirate starter into some serously higher stress level with one mistake to Pedroia and a gapper. With Mac and Cameron, seldom used and scuffing at the plate, putting them in the 5 and 6 hole is tantamount to manager malpractice! obvous point one In addition, as another poster points out, he had to employ the double switch and get Reddick and Ortiz in sooner and/or higher up with RISP in the middle part of the game. It's all about percentages. oh my god, how stupid tito is here. very obvious point 2. Having Varitek move the runners up, with no outs, was the correct play. But, had Pedroia been in the 5 spot, at that point, one on, if the Pirates call for the righty to turn Varitek around, then Reddick or Drew could have pinch hit for Varitek, followed by Ortiz pinch hitting for Cameron's spot. Likely worse case, one run to put the pressure on the Pirates closer. Drew or Reddick can pinch hit for the 9th spot. tito was in the nl, but forgot how to manage an nl game. Tito's good on keeping his players happy and restoring confidence after the struggles, but he's a poor game manager who is very scared to play his cards until the very end of the game. put some exclamatins on that. you are absoultely right!!! He's also very poor at putting his players in the right spots and matchups when making out lineups against pitchers. Many times, the tipping point comes in the middle innings, especially in NL ball. A good mangers admits his mistakes and isn't scared to make adjustments. A bad one rationalizes the mistakes and tries to keep the upper hand by sticking to his guns. Tonight's lineup decision was an embarrassing mistake, even if Mac or Cameron happened to launch one. The odds of that happening were too small to validate the decision, even if it "worked" one time. NL ball is about good defense, punch and judy, small ball, one slugger, maybe, and good pitching to pitch around a slugger or two and mow through lineups that have slugging holes from the 5 spot on. Ellsbury would have a higher value in punch and judy NL ball. Since it's clear that Tito doesn't have a clue in setting a lineup card and managing the NL game without the DH, he needs to stick AGon in RF, tell him to play closer to the line and not to sprint or dive for balls hit in his area. Ellsbury and Reddick should be shaded towards RF to cover some of the gap near AGon. The large gap will be down the LF line, but Reddick and Ellsbury have the speed to cover the gaps as well as can be expected. or we need 2 managers. one to make them feel good, tito. one who can actually manage a game. i am totally serious. either that or get a manager who can do both well (less preferable at this point as the reposne by the team might be to play better or go in the other direction) Here is the lineup, Tito, so please read it as I know what I'm doing (you can't start and stick the bench guys who haven't played much in these new places cold and rusty):" agreed . peace
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