Yeah that's what's so hard to stomach. He'd been calling stuff off the plate a strike all night and then suddenly a pitch that's actually on the corner of the zone is called a BALL?Nearly every missed call was an incorrectly called strike and he fucking pulls out the opposite at that moment. Fucking prick.
thank youI still don't know why you go to Whitlock in the 7th. Ottavino whiffs Correa looking (his only batter faced) to end the 6th. You've got Tucker coming up to start the 7th. Why not see if Ottavino can steal a couple of outs, and go to Whitlock at the first sign of trouble.
Why not let Pivetta go another inning?
Of course, all of these buttons Cora pushed were fine until Laz fucking Diaz. And folks citing the 0-8 with RISP by the Sox and 17 LOB is also directly related to Diaz' strike zone turning into the size of a continent at the most inopportune times all night.
He didn't just "miss a call." He missed strike three that would have ended the inning with the score tied and the Red Sox coming to bat. Nothing that happened after that would have happened.Ok laz missed a call, so go out and make the next pitch. I mean Eovaldi still gets some blame.
It's not even stealing outs. He's a solid reliever who has flaws who has been pitching well and most importantly he strikes people out. Cora mapped out the plan and didn't deviate for whatever reason.Why not see if Ottavino can steal a couple of outs, and go to Whitlock at the first sign of trouble.