No, he is. I don't think Buck is anti-Sox. Smoltz clearly has a preferred team in this series. That's fine, he's allowed to have an opinion. But it shouldn't affect his job performance.He's annoying at times but not anti-Sox. Everyone always hates the announcers when their team loses.
I wouldn’t mind giving Renfroe or Valdez a game off. Renfroe was never going to sit against a lefty.He needs to make sure Renfroe and Vazquez do not play another inning this series. He needs to stand up there and say he fucked up the game plan and bullpen management.
who do you have in mind?
Yup. Or maybe Corey Seager.Semien.
What' the evidence for this? It's seemed to me like he's rooted for the pitchers and a more competitive series. But maybe I'm in the dark on this.No, he is. I don't think Buck is anti-Sox. Smoltz clearly has a preferred team in this series. That's fine, he's allowed to have an opinion. But it shouldn't affect his job performance.
He was quick enough to slap down Erod pointing at his wrist.He’s never going to say I used the wrong guy because that could be seen as a knock on the guy or guys who failed. He doesn’t do that.
Eovaldi was pretty clearly on a pitch count since he's going to pitch on Friday. He was already at 24 pitches, and he's actually not much better against lefties than Perez.eovaldi
Perez has lousy command and the bases were loaded
He’s also just not a good pitcher and Cora threw him into a key moment in a playoff game
I think Houck didn't pitch him last night because Cora thought he might have to come in early today.Cora lost confidence in him after he gave up a couple runs, I guess.