Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Shout out!

I'd like to give Terry Francona a quick thank you for keeping the Jays in the game.

In the 8th inning of the game, with Lind up and Zaun behind him he goes to Delcarmen. So Lind gets a hit, and he goes to the lefty - Zaun is struggling vs LHP, but for his career he's much better vs lefties. No surprise to me Zaunnie gets a big hit against the lefty. THEN, with Rios, Eck & Rolen up, instead of walking Rios he lets him swing, and he just misses a 2 run double. A sac fly later, and it's 1-1.

Then, with 2 out, and Rolen up & Stairs on deck, he opts to face Rolen. Now, it worked out, but more often than not thats gonna burn Francona.

You see, he did everything he could in that inning to lose every platoon advantage. He could have brought Oki vs Lind, kept him vs Zaun, and then Delcarmen vs the 3 RH batters.

So I'd like to thank Francona for doing everything he can to keep the Jays into the game. Remember that 8th inning series of pitching changes the next time you hear someone asking to fire Gibbons! Cause that was pretty shameful of Francona.


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