8/4 - The Eric (formerly known as Brad) Hosmer Era Begins

Van Everyman

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Its mind boggling. Both Whitlock and Schreiber were rested.

Is Cora trying to send some kind of message to Bloom? What else can explain this?
I would assume that he was trying to see how Hernandez handled two lefties with nobody on base. As we saw last year he has a live arm but control problems. Unfortunately very little had changed.
 

Petagine in a Bottle

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I would assume that he was trying to see how Hernandez handled two lefties with nobody on base. As we saw last year he has a live arm but control problems. Unfortunately very little had changed.
Yep. It’s like Franchy, Dalbec, JBJ…how big a sample do we need to see before we make some decisions?
 

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I would assume that he was trying to see how Hernandez handled two lefties with nobody on base. As we saw last year he has a live arm but control problems. Unfortunately very little had changed.
How or why is a tie game the time to test this out when you have your 3 good relievers rested and ready to go?
 

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If it goes bad, like last place bad, I can see them making the move.
Yeah, I can't see a single universe where they would ever fire him. I mean, "last place bad" could be 80 wins, that isn't good, but it's also not that far below what they were expected to do with a healthy roster.
 

Jed Zeppelin

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Career 1.6 WHIP no reason to keep this guy in any capacity. Can always find guys with stuff.
 

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I bet Hernandez was warming when trailing, too, but they had plenty of time to pivot once it was tied... huh.
 

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It hit green. Not sure how that is a homer. Yellow, homer, green in play. Probably what Cora was pissed about.
Exactly this. The entire point of the yellow line — the continuation of the foul line — is to mark that which is above it as “out of play” and that below it as “in play.” The ball hit green padding that was clearly marked as “in play” and connects to the rest of the field. It’s not a “gray area” it’s just a fair ball.

It likely doesn’t matter, but that was not a HR.