Originally Posted by cards press box
It might melt down, anyway.
Ventura had a brutal 8th inning tonight, I totally agree with that. I just hope the bad decision making tonight was an aberration.
One more point: Ventura defers to Don Cooper on pitching decisions or at least he has. So I have to wonder -- was Cooper on board with how the 8th inning was handled tonight?
Yeah I'm hopeful he'll learn. I also understand it's easy to accept a guy like Sale at face value when he says he's fine. Maybe next time Robin will make the hard call and pull him. No point in letting him get to 112+ pitches when he's clearly struggling.