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Weird choice from LaRussa..

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Postby RAmst23 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:28 pm

From what I gathered, he was trying to save his bench. Diaz already came in to relieve Molina, and the game was tied 1-1. He didn't want to use up his 2nd to last bench player in a game that might go extra innings, so he stayed with Marquis who is at least competent with the bat. That being said, I'm not sure I agree with the move, but eh, whaddyado.
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:34 pm

This game was LAME. The cards should have won twice, one was the blown foul call by the ump in left, where the ball landed clearly on the line, and the second was stranding the bases loaded. Marquis is a good hitter, his average isn't just luck, but I probably would have put in Taguchi.
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Postby Madison » Sat Jul 09, 2005 2:24 am

Sure seems like an odd decision to me as well. :-?

Had it worked, he would have looked like a genius though. :-D
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