SB Nation's Talking Chop is celebrating the Braves 5-4, walkoff win against the Royals on Friday. hey lead things off talking about a Ned Yost error:
With the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th, Royals manager Ned Yost opted to bring in Robinson Tejeda instead of his dominant closer, Joakim Soria. While many managers would do likewise--lord knows how many times I've seen Bobby eschew his closer in a tie game on the road--it was undeniably a stupid call. "Saving your closer for the save situation" usually results in a team losing without even using its best pitcher. Such was the case tonight.
I'd argue that you shouldn't be "saving" anyone (Then again, I'm not a MLB manager for a reason). Bring in Soria, show a little faith in your offense to put runs on the scoreboard and call it a night. Simple, right? Yeah, that's why I'm not a MLB manager.
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