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Gary Crichton

Typical Tom Kelly Game

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Is it just me or was last night's game a Typical Tom Kelly game.

Slowey throws only 92 pitches and they pull him after 6 innings, with the score 1-0 Twins. He allowed only 5 hits and 7 strikeouts. Why pull him that early. He could have let that run just as easy as Crain did. Slowey was in control of the game. Yes he was due to hit in the top of the 7th, but I have seen him hit and I believe it was Lamb that pinch hit. Lets see Slowey or Lamb batting in a 1-0 game with Slowey in control. I would take Slowey. Bert must have been livid, and Slowey got nothing out of his effort.

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It was the right call to take Slowey out and let the bullpen have it. It was the right call to put in a pinch hitter in place of the pitcher. Of course if you want to loose games then make these choices on emotion - you'll feel good but your record will be worse.

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It was a 50 50 chance in my book I agree, but not after only 6 innings. Would they have pulled Johan. Don't rock the boat as it may come back to sink you, and it almost did.

Why would you have pulled him at that time.

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It was the right call to take Slowey out and let the bullpen have it. It was the right call to put in a pinch hitter in place of the pitcher. Of course if you want to loose games then make these choices on emotion - you'll feel good but your record will be worse.

Yep....easy call!

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It is the National League way. Unless the pitcher has a not hitter, and even then depending on the score, if he comes to bat in the later innings, he is pinch hit for.

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Yep. People make these claims that the NL, with the pitcher hitting, "creates strategy".

It doesn't create strategy. It dictates it. In the AL, you make pitching changes to get the pitcher/hitter matchup you want. In the NL, you make pitching changes because the pitcher is scheduled to hit...and ain't nobody want to see that $#!7.

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Is it just me or was last night's game a Typical Tom Kelly game.

Let's just hope he can win two championships like Kelly did too!!!

Last I checked it was the last two for a major sports team since the Lakers??????

Ouch!!

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I guess I am not knocking it, but Slowey was cruising right along and with a good pitch count, 1 more inning wasn't going to hurt, besides Slowey is a good hitter, and he only accounts for 1 out while batting.

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ahhh yes, the art of the double switch.....

They say that gardy is one of the best in the AL at playing the NL style of ball.

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