Just a quick fan post, but I wonder how many of you had the same thought that my brother and I shared when Bochy took the ball from Medders. Medders was pitching ok, not great but decently. He had a long delay after Fowler took one off his shin, and several minutes went by before Fowler stood back in there with a 3-2 count, and probably hurting. I think in a different scenario he would have been taken out of the game. Then Medders throws a strike, except the ump called time. Medders comes back with a ball, and now Fowler is on first. (At that point I might have taken Medders out myself) Then Barmes comes up, and Medders seemed to have lost control going 3-0, but Medders refinds his stuff and gets Barmes with 3 nice pitches. So I think he has recovered, he still looks good, let him finish the game. One out, one on, 3 run lead. Then Bochy comes out and takes the ball from him, giving the ball to Miller. Miller has been good this year but has not looked good in his last few outings. Valdez is also in the pen, but also has not looked that sharp lately. Miller comes in a walks 2 guys, including the pitcher who was forced to hit, walking in the second run of the game. Both Rockies runs at that time were beneficiary gift runs of the free pass. Being Miller can't throw a strike he brings in Merkin, reminding me even more of our own FRod of the 2002 series. Anyway, back to the thought my brother and I shared. We looked at each other when Bochy took the ball from Medders and simultaneously said, " this eerily feels like Dusty taking the Ball from Russ Ortiz against the Angels in the World Series." My guess is that most of the McCoven had the same eerie thought. I also wondered if Sanchez or Cain could have been available to close out the game. I would bet in a similar situation Alvin Dark would have gone to Juan Marichal. Just a guess. Maybe this giants team should not make the playoffs. Maybe they should learn from all this and make their push next year. It wasn't just hindsite, we saw it coming as he took the ball from Medders and Medders Adam's apple dropped another 6 inches down his neck.
Did Bochy make the right move?
I would have left Medders in once he got out Barmes (45 votes)
Bochy made the right move, the outcome just doesn't always come out the right way. (18 votes)
63 total votes