Author Topic: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1  (Read 9253 times)

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Offline saltydad

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Re: Nationals vs Orioles, Game 1
« Reply #375: May 18, 2007, 10:57:19 PM »
Just got back from the game. The team made enough mistakes and played poorly enough in spots to deserve to lose. But this was one of the worst managed games I have seen from Manny. I didn't like several of his decisions, but to me there was no excuse for Nook not to be on third with one out. As it turns out, Nook probably could have made it there on that the Belliard ground out, but I don't think it should have come to that. There are few times when I like a sac bunt, and that was one of them. There was no reason for that game not to be tied even with no hits in the bottom of the 9th. Any ball in play likely scores Nook from 3rd. I can only assume he didn't want to play to tie the game because he wanted to avoid extra innings. I really can't think of any other reason.

I still think the blame ahould be laid on Traber and Rivera.