You Have a Seven Run Lead.
It's over 100 degrees out.
Your starting pitcher has only given up one earned run over 6 innings, and thrown 80 pitches.
For the seventh inning do you:
A.) Keep your starter out there but start warming someone.
B.) Bring in your mop up guy to see if he can finish it out.
C.) Bring in your two most overworked relievers who will be needed down the stretch and risk injuries.
If you're Joe Torre, you choose: C - bring in Scott Proctor and Kyle Farnsworth, and then only when Farnsworth has to leave the game becaue of possible injury on a comebacker, you bring in your garbage-time long reliever, Ponson.
My choice would be B. If you don't use your long mop up guy in that situation, there's no reason to have one at all.
Amazingly, people in the media are still saying Joe Torre should be Manager of the Year.
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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 1:54 PM