Originally Posted by Wedema
After Jones pitched an easy seventh inning, he struggled with his control in the eighth and Robin left him in two batters too long. Thornton was ready in the pen but he left Jones in to face Joyce and Zobrist who got the big hit.
Three batters too long. Jones faced Joyce, Zobrist AND Longoria. He retired none of them. Thornton should have been in to face Joyce and Zobrist. Then, if the inning is still going, you go to Crain for Longoria. It wasn't all Robin's fault. That was boneheaded managing, but damn, the players didn't execute worth a **** either.
I'd also like to note that there isn't going to be any "firesale" until at least July. Be careful what you wish for, folks. I know it's bad right now, but yes, it can get worse. Remember, every player who gets traded needs to be replaced by *somebody*. I don't want to hear any "Just play the kids" ****. We don't have any kids to play.