Originally Posted by TDog
A lot of managers would have done that, considering the circumstances. It isn't as if there is much choice with Flowers coming up. Konerko's situation makes the bench even shorter.
Ventura lost today's game because he brought in Crain. He lost the second game Friday because he brought in Reed.
You need 1 run; you leave the power, such as it is, in the lineup. Flowers had a hit today and at least he's hitting 200 instead of Danks' 100.
Nothing wrong with those pitching moves. There was a lot wrong with using Jordan Danks as a pinch hitter.