Perhaps Brad Ausmus is trying to unseat Robin Ventura as the dumbest manager in baseball. I can think of no other reason for leaving Joba in the game to give up the go-ahead run in the 8th. I can’t fault him for the bomb off the bat of Melky Cabrera. He should have been out of the inning. I’m not sure how the official scorer gave Eaton a hit on the ball that went through Castellanos’ glove but he bottom line is Chamberlain should have been in the dugout with a three run lead.
Speaking of Castellanos, what happened to late inning defensive replacements? Andrew Romine?
This was another sub par performance from Alfedo Simon. Like Shane Greene yesterday, he had little control. It looks like the three and four spots in the rotation are going to be problems.
There is more blame to go around. Although the offense scored six runs they left 12 men on base, Miggy looks horrible and they ran themselves out of the ninth.
Hmmm, has anybody noticed the runs the Twins are scoring.
On the bright side, the bullpen has looked good lately with the exception of The Amazing, Everyday Al and Joba. Also, Victor drove in four runs and hit his first homer today.
Lober tomorrow to salvage one.