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This is going to be one of those awful game where you have the other pitcher on the ropes, your starter melts down and gives the lead back, your reliever ensures the bases are cleared before getting out of the inning and the  your offense goes back out and makes that same pitcher look like Cy Freakin' Young.

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Just now, Going Underground said:

Givens has not been good lately on high leverage situations. O'Day also scares me unless he allows his own runners 

Sure, no guarantee it will work out better.

But to refuse to use your high leverage guys in that situation just because it's the fifth inning?  I don't get that kind of ridged thinking.

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Just now, Tony-OH said:

This is going to be one of those awful game where you have the other pitcher on the ropes, your starter melts down and gives the lead back, your reliever ensures the bases are cleared before getting out of the inning and the  your offense goes back out and makes that same pitcher look like Cy Freakin' Young.

Wilson's allowing some hard hit balls too.  I can't comprehend staying tied after this inning.  

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We were up 5-0 when my family sat down for dinner and I told my son to not get excited because it could be tied by their bed time--and sure enough, it is...

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2 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

Fair enough. Although Givens has been downright awful with inherited runners too, and I would not use O'Day that early.

Why not?

It was an important spot right?

Would you rather save him for a three or four run lead in the eighth?

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I feel badly for Ubaldo..but I feel worse for the team. Hes had numerous chances and we cant wait for him to "get on a run". He'll pitch long relief..and maybe he'll get another start..but I dont seee it soon..Asher looks to be the #5 now..

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Just now, Roy Firestone said:

I feel badly for Ubaldo..but I feel worse for the team. Hes had numerous chances and we cant wait for him to "get on a run". He'll pitch long relief..and maybe he'll get another start..but I dont seee it soon..Asher looks to be the #5 now..

Buck can be stubborn...but absolutely Asher deserves a shot.  

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12 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Can't use a high leverage guy in a high leverage situation if it is this early in the game!

How about a low K fly ball pitcher instead?

How do you get someone up in time I swear no one has any clue how long it takes a guy to get up. Wilson was loosening and they had 3 straight hits on 3 freaking pitches.  

 

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