- Jul 15, 2005
Hendriks warming, cannot imagine how nervous I would be as an A's fan.
Yeah, a lot of very dubious managing these last few AL games. Do you think the Indians win last night if Francona was managing?I haven't followed this series closely, but the (non)use of Cease has to be a huge mistake on Renteria's part. If you know there's a chance you're going to your rookie to start a do-or-die game with a short leash on him, your other half-decent starting pitcher needed to be the first guy out of the bullpen today. I don't know if his short appearance yesterday changed that, but if so, Renteria should have known better than to use him then.
The overachieved part is the key. He’s done a great job with this team. I highly doubt he goes anywhereI think Rick Renteria loses his job after this by the White Sox. It's a shame, because the White Sox overachieved this year, but their collapse over the final few weeks of the season followed by this disastrous bullpen usage today is probably too much for him to overcome.
Anyway, congrats to the A's! First postseason series win since 2006 is wild, and will be a fun series against the Astros. Remember this?:
On Twitter he should have been escorted out of the stadium mid-game and on trial by the 9th.The overachieved part is the key. He’s done a great job with this team. I highly doubt he goes anywhere
If the Cardinals and Dodgers advance and join the Braves, that would mean 3 of the 4 2019 NLDS teams are playing again in the 2020 NLDS. Odd that the only one missing is last year's WS champ!The 4 AL teams remaining were all among the 5 AL teams in the 2019 playoffs, the Twins were the 5th.
Renteria's strength is developing a young team. People forget that he managed the kids on the Cubs before they replaced him with Maddon's super genius.I don't see how it's Renteria's fault his rookie X factor reliever got injured today, or the White Sox couldn't bury their chances.
the team is a year or two early and the pitching talent wasn't quite there. they'll be back soon. maybe they decide Renteria was the rebuilding manager and they want someone else now, but firing him over this game, no.
Yeah, damned if you, damned if you don’t. I love seeing the unwritten rules crowd get blown up, though, and all these teams embracing new ways of thinking.Yeah, I'm not saying it's easy to make these decisions, a lot of unexpectedly bad relief pitching also.
This is actually I think maybe TB's biggest edge, they manage their pitching staff all year like this so the guys I think are more used to it. Crochet coming in in the first or Karinchak in the 4th or Green/Britton in the 5th/6th are not situations they're used to, that can't help.
Good call. Yea, it’s a tough decision in a 3 game series.It did work short-term (after the bases loaded BB) but now the SP is out of the game and there are still five innings left. Crochet in the White Sox game earlier today worked the inning he came in also, but it came back to bite them in the middle innings (partly because he got hurt, can't blame the manager for that).