Originally Posted by Dick Allen
And he was hitting 5th, no less.
By sending out this garbage lineup, Ventura was asking Santiago to pitch a shutout. Which he almost did. If I had paid to watch this game, and saw this lineup when I got to the park, I would have demanded a refund. This is bull. The freaking All-Star break is coming up, he shouldn't have needed to rest people, especially at the same time.
This has been his MO from the start. He did a lot of this sitting everybody and essentially forfeiting games last season. The Sox don't have any talent on the bench to just sit a bunch of players for a game like that. Like I said it was essentially a forfeit.