the last two at bats in the game were absolutely pathetic
Which is what should happen with an experienced pitcher like Lidge going up against 2 rookies. What I can't figure out is why someone didn't say something to Mather before his AB after Lidge took out Stavinoha with nothing but sliders. Because the last two pitches he threw Mather were sliders, as well. He should've been given a "take" sign - especially with the bases loaded. I ain't gonna lay all this on the rookie hitters.
oh no man, im not blaming it all on them...lidge is a killer pitcher and i could see mather going up against him mabye, but why they decided to put that other LF dude in as a pinch hitter...i have no idea.
BC said it pretty well in the ducan sucks thread
Then Stavinoha and Mather. In time, these guys could be good hitters at the ML level but they just did not have the ML experience with pitchers like Lidge to catch up to or predict any of his stuff. This is one of the first times I've noticed the less experienced guys really showing their inexperience. Their job as outfielders at the plate is to get the ball into the outfield. Neither could make contact save for a foul tip.
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