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9th Inning loss on Gonzales

Posted: 8/20/2014 10:06 PM

9th Inning loss on Gonzales 

1. Why did Wood start the 8th?

2. Why didn't Carpenter relieve him?

3. What is wrong with B J Upton with his sloppy defense in center?  This is becoming a habit.  I will say it again, he needs to be benched.
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Posted: 8/20/2014 10:16 PM

Re: 9th Inning loss on Gonzales 

1) If he was taken out before the inning started and who ever relieved him would have gave up the lead it would have read "Why take wood out"

2) Why Carpenter vs Walden? Walden is our 8th inning guy. If it was Carpenter and he gave up the lead it would have been way Capenter over Walden.

3) Go look at it again. It was Justin not BJ that dropped it. BJ was calling for it but Justin never let him have it.

No one person to blame.

Why did wood walk the first batter and then give up a double?

Why did Walden throw a pitch 50 feet?

Why did Justin not catch the ball?

Why did Fredi not walk the guy to load the bases?

Oh and why did we only score 2 runs?

Last edited 8/20/2014 10:18 PM by skidlee21

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Posted: 8/20/2014 10:34 PM

Re: 9th Inning loss on Gonzales 

Sorry, I disagree.  When Wood came out of the dugout in the 8th I was surprised.  He pitched a good game; but with only 2 runs on the board why push him past the 7th.  I could understand if they had a 9 run lead like last night, but no.  You protect your lead. 

Walden is not consistent walking on mid inning in clutch situations.  That was once again proven tonight.  I think he would have been okay to start the 8th.  I would have pitched Carpenter in the 8th, Kimbrill in the 9th.

Justin had the ball and BJ interfered with his catch.  The announcers seemed to agree.  Yes, it takes all hands to win, but when a guy is struggling on both defense and offense this late in the season, you have to go to the guys who are producing.
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