please tell me AGAIN about what a great fawking manager this guy is.
leaves the c0*ks*cker Heath Bell in to completely blow a 4-run 9th inning lead.
great job Ozzie, your team has lost 9 of 11 and you continue to pitch the POS Bell
Bell is their 5th relief pitcher of the night. I don't know where Guillen had other options, and I guess he figured a 4-run lead should be safe enough.
If Chapman is physically sound, he needs to get his head right before Dusty sends him back out there.
And if he isn't, he shouldn't be anywhere near the ball field.
I don't know where Guillen had other options,============================================how about just leaving in Dunn, who had K'd BOTH batters he faced in the 8th?
or not panicking and pulling Sischek(2.90 ERA) in the 8th after only 1/3 of an inning with a 4-run lead after HanRam made an error?
another "genius" move....
walk Beltran with runners already on 1st and 2nd. next batter... infield single.... OOOPS
>another "genius" move....
>walk Beltran with runners already on 1st and 2nd. next batter... infield single.... OOOPS The next batter was the rookie starting PITCHER Joe Kelly. Matheny was out of position players due to a piece of stupidity of the home plate ump Bob Davidson that took Craig out of the game. (Davidson just admitted it.) It was Kelly's first major league hit.
Cardinals win 8-7. Final out was on a hard line drive caught by the CF with the tying run on 2nd and winning run on 1st.
Can't believe the Marlin collapse last night, but on further review it's even more difficult to blame Guillen there for summoning Heath Bell in the 9th.
Bell, for all his troubles early in the season, had gone 10 appearances in a row, covering nearly 10 full innings, without giving up a single run. Bell was 7 for 7 in save opportunities during that stretch spanning all the way back to the last week in May.
I'm sure the 4 run lead seemed a safe call and a sure thing for the guy. He just had a terrible outing.