Originally Posted by BainesHOF
I wonder if the team is going through pre-game (or what it pre-series) defensive drills like it did last season. The defense has been brutal thus far. And our pitchers are back to not holding anyone on. There's already been way too many basestealers that Flowers has had no chance to throw out.
There is absolutely no excuse for letting Mark Reynolds steal a base on you when you are a left handed pitcher. That was just an absolute mental lapse.
Hate to see Sale pitching batting practice to Swisher, but that is what I saw. The pitch Reynolds hit was a batting practice slider.
Garfein mentioned that Sale should have thrown the Brantley pitch to Swisher in the first inning.