Re: Predictable Dempster strikes again
posted at 8/19/2013 7:35 AM EDT
In response to MadMc44's comment:
Agree Southie re. the use of pitchers. I should feel confident in JF's handling the staff as he is a former pitcher--not always true.
Britton got lit up Fri. then to have Workman, Morales(It was obvious the Yanks would pinch hit Reynolds), then Rubby. I was a little surprised the three rookies pitched in a big game--perhaps JF felt it would be good national exposure and a sign he had confidence in them; it may pay dividends later.
I like the thought of Demp as a 5 Inn pitcher, then have Morales do the 6 & 7, then Taz in the 8th and Ue in the ninth.
I honestly think Workman may be more valuable in the rotation and Dempster in the pen.
Demp, as has been printed, picked the wrong time---the ump should have tossed Dempster.
Britton hasnt looked sharp his last couple starts, but Farrell gets hooked on one guy and keeps going with him. I thought Workman should have been the 1st one out of the pen 2 batters earlier and let him go at least 2IP depending on the score. He can give you 3-4IP anyway.
Workman had just got a tough LHH in Granderson to bounce out to SS. Why not let him throw to Gardner? Farrell just makes no sense and Im beginning to realize why Francona made those pitching moves he did. It seems it might have been Farrells influence. Farrell needs to have a better balance with good ol' baseball instincts & all the stats and percentages.
I dont mind Dempster plunking A-Fraud, but he clearly missed his opportunity when he missed him. The unwritten rules say that "you had your shot and blew it". Demp should have been ejected. I was very surprised when the ump just issued a warning. He could have really messed up that bullpen. Farrell keeps him in when hes obviously falling off a cliff, yet takes him out at 88 pitches his last start. people trying to justify that move made me laugh. Ok, justify leaving him in while hes getting rocked for 107 pitches. Once again, Farrells pitching choices make no sense.