Re: Tito Overmanaging Last Night?
posted at 8/4/2011 9:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tito Overmanaging Last Night?
[QUOTE]He did the same thing in the previous game -lifted Tek for Salty - you play the game an inning at a time, not four innings ahead that may never happen. And had we been on the road, he may not have made the change. At home, we always have the bottom of the inning to win..and we also have some pop in our lineup in addition to Youk. Even Crawford has given us two walk-off victories. If good teams win in spite of a bad manager, why is it that bad teams with good managers don't win more games?
Posted by Yoshimi25[/QUOTE]
Yoshi, not for anything, but comparing the 'Tek/Salty move and Youk/Aviles moves is apples and oranges, for the simple reason that Youk is the team's clean-up hitter and Salty is probably a better hitter than 'Tek.
As others have pointed out...maybe Youkilis is struggling with the hamstring, and that, in itself, would be a good reason for the move.
However, it is "my opinion" that taking out the core batters in the line-up (Agon/Youk/Ortiz) for pinch runners while they're sitting on 1B in a tie game is not a good baseball move because if that runner does not score you weaken yourself for the rest of the game...which could go for who knows how long.
Lastly, and as I mentioned earlier, I am not bashing Tito for the move, it's just that I don't agree with it in a tie game and the runner standing on 1st.
BTW, we are allowed to have rational opinions here, aren't we?? I say rational because there are a certain few irrational Tito bashers that participate here that bash just for the sake of bashing!