smh at Tigers fans complaining for leyland taking out JV after 8 innings and 105 pitches, even though he didn't go 100 all spring, it's the first game, and you would think your closer could finish the game off with a 2 run cushion. He didn't, but they got the win anyways. Nice to see Jackson get off to a much stronger start than last season.
Well imo it was a dumb decision to intentionally walk Rodriguez. I understand they were trying to play the lefty/lefty match-up, but Rodriguez is no where near the hitter that Pena is. You seriously didn't think 4 runs was gonna be enough to win right? Not against the Yankees.
LC, Keppinger plays for Tampa Bay.
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Sean Rodriguez's career slugging against lefties is higher than Carlos Pena's. As well as average. On top of that Pena strikes out over 35% of the time against lefties compared to only 26% of the time for Rodriguez. It's pretty easy to say they make the wrong call after it didn't work out for them but it works out more than it doesn't or teams wouldn't do it. It's called playing towards the advantages pitchers have over hitters and teams do it all the times.