yup, let Pivetta start the 6th on a short leash. They burned through 2 relievers to get through the 6th. It came down to Whitlock pitching 2 innings or letting Pivetta(who was dealing) pitch 1 more. No need to pull Pivetta and his pitch count was low.
edit- and why were the Sox hitters late it...
any time you bring in a new pitcher, there is a chance they don't have it that night. Pivetta was cruising, no reason for the quick hook. You don't HAVE to manage differently just because its the play offs.
the guy standing directly behind the plate can't see if the ball crosses the plate..it's ridiculous. I've said it before, when the ump sets up looking directly over the inside corner, they always seem to miss the outside corner.
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