Red Sox Chick/Toeing the Rubber

Because you always need a backup plan

Morning

I like that even after getting upset during a game I can wake up and think “Yeah, that happened.  On to another game”.

I get that they wanted to rest Bard.  But I hate the idea of not using your closer (when he’s only one of two pitchers available in the bullpen) because you don’t want him in there for a two-inning save in May.  I also don’t get the action of not using Morales earlier than they did.  But the game is over and lost and thankfully there isn’t much time to dwell on it.

Of course, if/when Bard gets into tonight’s game, after our being told he got a couple of nights off to rest him, my head just might explode.

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May 22, 2011 - Posted by | 2011 | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. You know, the part that bothered me was the fielding errors, not the pitching or the decision re who to pitch in that situation. I’m sure Tito wants the lineup card back so he can cross out “Albers” and put in Morales or Hill (or even send Pap out there to try for six outs) and see what happens.  But Morales was too new to the club to be given a high-leverage assignement right out of the box, Hill you’d like to save for lefties, and Albers has been pitching really well, so why push Papelbon? We get the reasoning. It just didn’t work out this time. . One doesn’t really know what a guy’s got in his arm on a given night until one puts him in. Anyhow, ’tis over. Here’s to a strong comeback tonight–fierce embarrassaed warriors going forth and slamming the ball all over the diamond, please, plus flawless work with the leather and may the knuckler obey Wake and confound the Cubbies! 🙂

    Comment by Elaine_Apthorp | May 22, 2011 | Reply


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