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4 years ago  ::  May 02, 2014 - 10:20PM #1
billdog2008
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On earth when you have a runner in scoring position and the other teams best hitter is up, why on earth do you pitch to him? Why? I don't care if your closer is pitching. 
4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2014 - 7:56AM #2
yankeeoldfan
Posts: 12,741

May 2, 2014 -- 10:20PM, billdog2008 wrote:

On earth when you have a runner in scoring position and the other teams best hitter is up, why on earth do you pitch to him? Why? I don't care if your closer is pitching. 



That's old school baseball and it takes intellegence to make that call... I'm not sure, that game lasted so long and I had trouble staying awake, but wasn't the situation runner on second and only one out ?? If so for sure the play was to walk Longoria and set up for a double play, even if there was two out, I agree he's the bet hitter in that lineup with a base open that was the only move..

4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2014 - 9:14AM #3
61in61
Posts: 26,167

Longoria kills the Yanks. They should never pitch to him with a runner in scoring position whether its the 9th inning or the 5th inning.  Strategy sure has changed over the years. I remember Weaver and Martin walking the bases loaded sometimes to avoid pitching to the big hitters.

4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2014 - 10:41AM #4
yank0428
Posts: 13,432

In a big spot with the game on the line the only time I would pitch to Longoria is with the base loaded. He kills the Yanks.

4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2014 - 10:43AM #5
61in61
Posts: 26,167

May 3, 2014 -- 10:41AM, yank0428 wrote:


In a big spot with the game on the line the only time I would pitch to Longoria is with the base loaded. He kills the Yanks.




Yet, they keep pitching to him hoping for a different result.

4 years ago  ::  May 03, 2014 - 10:51AM #6
yank0428
Posts: 13,432

May 3, 2014 -- 10:43AM, 61in61 wrote:


May 3, 2014 -- 10:41AM, yank0428 wrote:


In a big spot with the game on the line the only time I would pitch to Longoria is with the base loaded. He kills the Yanks.




Yet, they keep pitching to him hoping for a different result.




Real good hitter . He goes with the pitch. Very clutch. He's up there with Ortiz and Cabrerra as far as hitters I don't want to see up in a big spot.

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