Which works in a closed system. Once you start adding more people, it changes.I think that we're clear on everything that happened up to Roe replacing Kolarek, and Kolarek going to 1B.
AFAIK, it's fine for the pitcher to move to a different position and to return to the mound. I'm less sure on who takes the DH spot when that happens..the pitcher who's getting pulled or the pitcher coming in? At that point there are two pitchers on the field and they both need to occupy a lineup spot. Originally, Gameday said that Kolarek was in the 9 spot, replacing Choi, who left the game when the pitching change happened. Roe was batting 3rd. Then they brought Lowe into 1B, pulled Roe and put Kolarek back on the mound. Lowe was listed in the #3 spot.
Then the discussion and they changed it. Lowe now appears in 9th spot and Kolarek was listed at #3 and pinch-hit for by Adames. That would seem to be something that Cora was arguing SHOULD happen, as the Rays needed to PH immediately. But, that doesn't explain the protest.
Best guess is that, by putting Kolarek in the #9 spot and Roe @ #3, previously occupied by the DH, then Kolarek isn't allowed to pitch again? Not sure what sense that makes. Seems to me that you could start with 9 players on the field and have them rotate one position each inning, like volleyball. As long as they don't leave the game, they can play any position at any time.
Meh, not like this team is going anywhere.Horrible loss.
A step forward by winning two straight and then two steps back by losing against Charlie Fucking Morton. Hard to sweep on the road, harder when you only score two runs early.
The Jekyll and Hyde offense is getting really old. Hit the fucking ball, you pukes.
Not from what I can tell. It wasn't handled very well, because Angel Hernandez is well... Angel Hernandez, but I don't think it altered the outcome of the game. I could see MLB attempting to clarify what happened or what should've happened and maybe Hernandez gets spoken to or something, but that is it. There also wasn't any intent on the part of Cash.Crap, just saw there was a day game today, missed it, AND they lost. ANY legitimacy to Coras gripe? Percentage of playing the game again from that ppoint? Less than one %?