Even after Bear Claw got pummeled, he still has a career 3.86 ERA in the majors in 282 IP.i guess if it is truly the case that no one else was available then they needed to have made a move prior to the game to have at least someone else available in case the reliever you brought up that was recently in Independent ball had absolutely nothing when coming in after Sale )who should not have been being counted on to go long). It just seems crazy to me to go into a game that important with Sale and Barraclough responsible to get you through 7 innings with no other options at all. Just frustrating (to me at least) that that was the situation.
Yes? They been outscored 26-7 in a must win series while playing stupid baseball, bad baseball, and making bad managerial decisions. Clearly, Astros are better but this team has not risen to the occasion at all. They literally played this team to a standstill just last week.Can it really be a choke when you are losing to teams that are better than you?
There are tiers in all organized sports, the Red Sox are not in the highest tier, they are not in the lowest tier. I believe they are in the low side of the middle tier.
It was just one of those days when no one had anything against a really good hitting team and Sale & Barraclough got pummeled for it.Even after Bear Claw got pummeled, he still has a career 3.86 ERA in the majors in 282 IP.
This year in AAA for Worcester, he is 8-0, 2.43 in 55 IP. He's basically been the best pitcher down there.
He's not that bad of a pitcher, but when he doesn't have command, he can get hammered. He's not someone you want to leave out there to try to improve when he's hitting batters and giving up rockets, but that was the situation. The hope was that Sale could pitch into the 6th and then you get by with Bear Claw until you can get to Martin, and then hopefully Jansen.
Bernadino has been really missed so much this homestand.
I'm not watching but Garrett Whitlock seems like just about the last pitcher on earth that would try to hit someone with a baseball.Whitlock with what seemed 100% to be a purpose pitch on Altuve.
Astros may refrain from any retaliation, though, and just get out of town.