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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wanna Be a Big League Manager?

Over and over and over and over...like a very, very bad recurring nightmare, Albert Pujols is allowed a chance to win a game by a big league manager who chooses to pitch to him with the game on the line rather than put him on base. Phil Garner could write the book on this phenomenon, if he chose to financially capitalize on his repeated ignorance on the matter, and now Bruce Bochy is qualified to write the prologue after pitching to Pujols in the 8th inning of a game that the Padres led by one run.

For the season:
- with RISP, Pujols is hitting .398 with a .539 OBP and .789 SLG
- with RISP and two outs, Pujols is even better - .455 avg, .600 OBP and .864 SLG
- 7th inning or later in close games, Pujols is hitting .310 with a .451 OBP and .789 SLG

It matters not which base is open - if ANY base is open, you MUST walk Albert. Instead, managers continue to test Albert's manhood, and Albert continues to respond as baseball's version of Ron Jeremy.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

I do not think it is possible for me to hate Albert Pujols any more than I do. I hate the ridiculous sneer he has when he steps to the plate, and I despise the way he admires his moon shots. He was not even halfway to first last night when his HR cleared the wall. I'm praying he does that to Oswalt one day and that retribution comes with a heater to the ear hole.

Thu Sep 28, 10:23:00 AM  

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