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Paltry. 0-7 with runners in scoring position. 4 double plays. Nice call by Wash to pinch Martin for Baker in the 8th rather than Berkman or AJ. That worked out, and Martin was obviously the best choice based on his hitting stats thus far this season.
Don't be an idiot
Just to add on, it stinks when 5 or 6 of your everyday starters all suck at the plate at the same time.
Very informative reply JD. Substance was fantastic. You have great analytical skills.
I was thinking the same thing Jeff. I am shocked there has not been more outrage over that on this site yet. Clearly it was stupid to bat Leonys over Berkman. Sometimes I think Wash is doing crack during the games. What a moron!
Well he is black.
Don't get me wrong, today's loss wasn't all on Wash. The players in the lineup have to produce, and today, they didn't. I will say that resting both guys who "have been" hitting well in the same game didn't make a lot of sense to me.
Go ahead Jeff in San Diego-admit it-you think we need a "white" manager. As to the players, last year you and everyone else bitched and moaned how hard Wash played the regulars. He PH Martin because you burn your catcher if you ph Piers. If you pf Berkman and he gets a hit the you burn a pinch runner. This is important because it was still a close game. If Martin gets a hit he moves right in at RF and you still have 2 bats THINK!!!!
Good grief.That's just how baseball go.We can't hit Matt Moore.
AJ & Fat Elvis have been great. Lets not run them into the ground.
It was too cold today!!!!
Games in Sept & October really do count more than games in April.If Mitch had gotten that hit with the bases loaded..............
You think dumbass. It's not a big deal to pinch run for Berkman with Martin and then have Martin play the outfield. If we are doing that, then that means Berkman got a hit and we have something to play for. This was the 8th inning idiot. This was our best chance of scoring all day. We need our best hitter batting in that situation. Let's see, do we want someone batting almost .500 who is a veteran or a rookie not even batting .100. That was as easy a decision as they come, but as usual Wash goes with his fat gut and lays a big egg again.
How do games in September mean more than April? Do wins count double or something? They all count. Ask the Angels with their horrible April that kept them down the entire year and they could never recover. Our season last year came down to one single game. I would like to think a few of those games Wash basically was satisfied and conceded the game, especially against the Royals after coming off a huge series against the Angels would have been nice to win.
I never got that logic to think these early games don't mean as much.
I almost do not even want to waste words on Wash anymore. He's not a good manager and never will be. His faults will really start to show now that the roster is not stacked as it once used to be. There was a reason no team ever thought about him becoming anything more than a base coach all those years. His in game decisions are just baffling. Lowe in the first relief spot? Martin to PH? Ummm, ok.
"Our season came down to one single game".
Was it April 10th?
Maybe if we won April 10th, that last game would not have mattered.
Jeffi in SD-calm down maam. Try reading a baseball book clown ass
Once again when your excuses for Washington are proven wrong, call people names or just say racist. It has nothing to do with him being black, but with him being incompatant............!
Berkman SHOULD have come in to face the lefty instead of leaving Mitch in. Hard to justify that move. Wash already gave Mitch 2 PAs against a lefty in the game (he was 0-2 2K), why did THAT situation merit a 3rd?
The name says it all...
Wtf is imcompatant?
Little JD the ball gazer: Here's an idea. Eat me.
"Jeffi in SD-calm down maam. Try reading a baseball book clown ass"
There's nothing remotely antagonistic nor emotional about my statement. I simply said players need to play better and management needs to manage better. Them's the facts buddy, not my opinion. If I don't perform well at work, someone gets in my butt and tells me I need to perform better, and if I'm not performing, they're right, and I rectify the situation. I have not doubt that Wash is a good instructor and is respected in the clubhouse; however, he's not a good game tactician, and that's a universal belief.
Rangers are on pace to finish 108-54.
@jeff ....are there people at your work opposing every move you makeat work and are these guys opposing your work also considered the best in your industry?... This is a sport, the best moves and / or players fail. There were 11 hits total, it was miserably cold....I will never understand the guys who complain after every loss of a 162 game season...
Jeff, stop it! It's obvious you would prefer a white manager. Go iron your hood.
'Berkman, who had offseason knee surgery and appeared to be limping slightly in the clubhouse after the game, conceded it might have been difficult to get warmed up and ready to hit on short notice'
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