What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Game tied, 8th inning, Yu has been laboring heavily for the last 3 innings and has thrown 112 pitches... absolutely no reason to send him back out into the 8th unless you really want to lose the game. Especially when Ross was already warmed up.
If the Mariners score in the 8th, it's all on Wash.
How about last night in that fateful 3rd inning.Martin and Andrus reach. KInsler sacrifices them over to 2nd and 3rd. Asking #3 hitter to give up an out--leaving 1st base open-effectively taking the bat out of Beltres hands. Beltre is walked.Setting up the double play--for double play magnet AJP.Except the seeing eye grounder eludes the infielder. Yea!!One foot and it would have been a double play and inning over.
we won andthe bitching continues. WOW
LOL at some of you still criticizing Wash. He lost three all-stars from his lineup from last year, has had to deal with numerous injuries to the pitching staff all year long, and underperforming offense until August, and he also lost by far the most important player to any team in the Biogenesis suspension and the Rangers are somehow in first place. Wash should be AL MOY in my opinion.
I love Wash--really i do.You have a lot of good points Jeremy. And i love the way he nurtures the young players, Elvis, Derek,Martin Perez etc.Wash does a lot of great things and a baseball season is a long grind.....but--you knew there was a but-right...in- game strategy is not his strong suite.Giving up outs early in a game as in my above illustration. KInsler giving himself up and leaving first base open took the bat out of AB's hands.
Terry, you are right about in game situations he's not that great, but we had the ultimate in game manager in Buck Showalter here and he never got the Rangers to the playoffs and Wash is set to do it for a fourth consective season, and this is by far his best job yet. I don't think any other manager could have gotten this Ranger team to where they are now given all the circumstrances out of his control he has had to deal with. In game managing is only a small part of being a manager, and it's overemphasized way too mcuh especially by Ranger fans who constantly bad mouth Wash despite all the good he does with the Rangers.
Maybe we could hire an offensive coordinator for Wash. I haven't figured out what Jackie Moore does besides hug Wash after wins.
WTF is "want to lost"??
You wrote it
Seriously Teri-you know better than that. I have NEVER bashed Wash here or anywhere.
Still hisses me off --this 1st inning bunting. We get the first two men on and then give the pitcher an out?Kinsler #3 batter bunts to move the runner and leave 1st base open.So up comes Beltre with guess what? First base open!!!!Why does he keep doing this???
Im under the impression that kins was trying to bunt for a hit on his own.
Tricky: Excuse Teri and her ilk-they know nothing about bunting for a hit because the 3rd baseman was back. Small ball to them is what they have between their legs.
So you have a struggling pitcher who can't find the plate.And you decide that this is the perfect time to prove that you're no Gentry or Martin by giving this pitcher an out while taking the bat out of Adrian Beltres hands.It's dumb.
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