View Full Version : No pitch out in the first

07-26-2003, 10:47 PM
Why didn't Jerry Manuel call a pitch out in the first when Crawford was on second with 1 out. I knew Crawford was going to try to steal third. I know we lost by three, but if we could have gotten out of the first without giving up a run, then we might have had some more momentum. :angry:

07-26-2003, 10:57 PM
Uh,....I think it would be pretty hard to guess correctly on a pitchout. Even if you wanted to blame somebody for it, Nossek is the guy in charge of calling pitchouts, not Manuel. Anyway, one stolen base did not cause the Sox to lose this game. The pitching let the team down, plain and simple.

07-27-2003, 10:13 AM
first of all Porzio was struggling all night---why give the batter another ball to work with