A very deflating game. Anytime you have a chance to win against David Price (career 12 -2 record vs. the Blue Jays going into last night) you have to close it out.
Just a couple of comments:
1. I know I keep harping on this, but again there was another situation with 1st and 3rd, one out, and a sub par batter at the plate. Why not bunt??? We had Colby Rasmus on 3rd, Maicer Izturis on 1st, and Henry Blanco at the dish. The score was tied 3-3. James Loney was glued to 1st base to hold Izturis. Blanco should have bunted up the first base line, scored Rasmus, moved Izturis into scoring position for Rajai Davis and given the Jays the lead. Instead, we choose to go for the strike ’em out, throw ’em out double play. Brutal.
2. Brad Lincoln – you had Luke Scott 0-2. The bases were loaded. Why nibble, nibble, nibble, on the edges? And if you do and Scott is back to 3-2, with the bases loaded and 2 out in with the walk off run at 3rd, you must throw a strike – even if it means a fastball down the pipe. Pretty tough to defence a walk.
Let’s take 2 of 3 from Boston this weekend.