Friday, April 23, 2021

One Other Point .....

 1.  You are absolutely right, Duque, about telling Sanchez he is now the back-up catcher.  ( Aside to readers:  we all know there is no way in hell Boone has the cajones to do this ).  High is clearly better in every way.

2.  You omitted the other aspect of the win last night.  Boone kept Giancarlo away from the bat. The team dies with expectations and disappointment when he plays  We don't need his 3 Ks and 110 exit velocity double play balls. 

The horror is;  Boone never sticks with what wins.  He gets those beauties to visit his room and he moves to another motel. 

So you'll see Stanton back in the line-up and likely Sanchez striking out. Boone just cannot stay with what works because it doesn't look right. 

At some point, the spotlight has to return to the manager's decisions.  


Local Bargain Jerk said...

I'm sitting here trying to figure out how that particular photo was chosen to illustrate the post.

Does the picture have anything to do with the word 'cojones'?

HoraceClarke66 said...

It drew my attention to what were some very valid baseball remarks.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And I'm jiggy with Higgy.

Behold our two catchers:

The back-up: 21 plate appearances, 2 doubles, 3 homers, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, .353/.476/1.000/1.476
0 errors, 20 percent of runners caught stealing.

The starter: 53 plate appearances, 1 double, 2 homers (none since April 3rd), 7 walks, 12 strikeouts, .200/.321/.356/.676
3 errors, 20 percent of runners caught stealing.

What is wrong with this picture?

Anonymous said...

Boone consistently makes mistakes that lose us games. Case in point: Cole's last start against the Tampons. In the 7th inning, he started making a lot of mistakes. He did strike out Brousseau to lead off the inning. So Cole was around 100 pitches at that point. Due up were two lefty hitters who'd given Cole trouble all day. Time to bring in a reliever? No, Boone lets Cole pitch to these guys, who promptly hit a single and double. And that was the game right there, because it made it 3-2 Tampons.

Boone often leaves Cole in the game too long. He did the same thing in last year's playoffs. I forget whether it was the 4th, 5th or 6th inning, but Cole was suddenly pitching on fumes. He got through that particular inning, with a long drive to left that was caught near the wall. Then Cole comes out for the next inning. And a few pitches later, the Tampons hit a home run to tie it up. Boone does not seem to have any feel for when his pitcher, particularly Cole, is about to give up runs. If we're up by six runs, it would not matter. But in a close game, it makes a difference and we always lose that game.

The Hammer of God

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add, when striking out Brousseau, Cole made a lot of mistakes, fat pitches over the plate. But he got away with them. It was time to get him out of there.

The Hammer of God

HoraceClarke66 said...

And wasn't Cole pitching on short rest in that game, Hammer? So it made it all the more urgent to pull him.

Alphonso said...

I always feel a sense of accomplishment, LBYJ when any posting of mine draws a response from you.

I used the photo to draw you in. If I can confuse people at the opening, they tend to read on to see how fucked up I actually am.

There are eight points of immediate interest to me, and better ones supporting those. Four, at least.

So cojones are, of course, involved.

Hope you are well.

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