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(Tampa Bay Times)   Rays can't Cash in after pulling Blake Snell early   (tampabay.com) divider line
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2020-10-28 11:07:30 AM  
8 votes:
You ride your horse.  He wasn't getting hit.  This wasn't like Pedro in 2003, where you could just see the wheels falling off at 115 pitches or so.  Snell was at 70.  In the 6th.  He's your ace.  Take him into the 8th.  Hell, the 9th.  You're the Rays.  You don't expect to be here every year.  Shoot your shot.

Or pull your stud in the 6th and watch your bullpen blow the lead.  Those guys are in the bullpen for a reason, and it isn't because they're better than the guy you had out there.
 
2020-10-28 10:39:13 AM  
7 votes:
Every coaching call is a bad call if you lose.
 
2020-10-28 10:42:30 AM  
6 votes:
Reposting from a different thread:

The whole "third time through the order" thing should go out the window when the pitcher is throwing nearly unhittable stuff. (And no, one single in the sixth inning does not change the "nearly unhittable" conclusion.)

Through the first five innings, Bellinger's swat at the wasp was the most graceful swing by any Dodger.
 
2020-10-28 11:02:18 AM  
4 votes:
He panicked, and got burned. Everyone watching knew he was making the wrong move, but somehow Cash himself didn't. Overmanaged himself right out of the series. Honestly, if someone were going to do something like that I would have guessed it would be Dave Roberts.

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Congrats, Dodgers. Lots of good guys on that team.
 
2020-10-28 10:51:33 AM  
4 votes:
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My two favorite MLB teams are the Dodgers and whoever is playing the Yankees.
 
2020-10-28 11:01:01 AM  
3 votes:

Super Chronic: Reposting from a different thread:

The whole "third time through the order" thing should go out the window when the pitcher is throwing nearly unhittable stuff. (And no, one single in the sixth inning does not change the "nearly unhittable" conclusion.)

Through the first five innings, Bellinger's swat at the wasp was the most graceful swing by any Dodger.


Used to play & follow baseball but haven't in some time.  To me as a sport, part of the appeal is the history, the mystique, the flavor of it.  The superstition, the gut calls, guys playing out of their minds in the playoffs.  Those are the stories people remember & if a coach is just going to follow the analytics every time, is he really a coach?
 
2020-10-28 12:51:29 PM  
2 votes:
In fairness, it's not like the reliever got crushed. The runs scored on a wild pitch and what would've been an easy groundout to first (potential double play) if the wild pitch hadn't happened.

When you only score a single run, any mistake costs you, and that was the double to Betts.

I would've let Snell pitch, but it would've been real sh*tty if he put another runner on base. Then he gets pulled anyway and is in position to lose the game after having been amazing.

/I did call that the Dodgers were going to score and that the talking point for the day would be this before the reliever got to the mound
//There's always a sh*tty sports radio discussion
///How about how incredibly the Dodgers bullpen held together, holding Tampa to 0 runs from the third batter of the game on?
 
2020-10-28 12:17:50 PM  
2 votes:

Cardinal Ximenez: Super Chronic: Reposting from a different thread:

The whole "third time through the order" thing should go out the window when the pitcher is throwing nearly unhittable stuff. (And no, one single in the sixth inning does not change the "nearly unhittable" conclusion.)

Through the first five innings, Bellinger's swat at the wasp was the most graceful swing by any Dodger.

Used to play & follow baseball but haven't in some time.  To me as a sport, part of the appeal is the history, the mystique, the flavor of it.  The superstition, the gut calls, guys playing out of their minds in the playoffs.  Those are the stories people remember & if a coach is just going to follow the analytics every time, is he really a coach?


I think you have something there.  I was astonished to learn what Dave Roberts earns for managing the Dodgers.  Take a guess, and then look it up.  Tells me that all the player moves are called by number guys in the back rooms.

I was thrilled when Cash pulled Snell, but I'm a Dodgers fan.  I expect if I were a Rays fan, I would really pissed.  Snell was dealing, and the Dodgers had not figured him out.  Big mistake.
 
2020-10-28 2:57:27 PM  
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To make another Seahawks-related analogy: the decision to pull Snell is going to be remembered as the baseball equivalent of the decision to pass to Ricardo Lockette at the goal line.
 
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