Originally Posted by #1swisher
With one night to think about it, Ventura still had no misgivings about leaving Sale in the game Saturday night to face Mike Trout with the bases loaded, nobody out and the White Sox leading by four runs in the eighth. Trout hit a 3-2 changeup, located low and away, for a game-tying grand slam to the rocks in left-center.
"It's tough. You go in there last night and the way the eighth inning happened, if you're going to have anybody face that guy, I'd rather have Chris Sale face that guy,"
Ventura said. "That's the way it goes. They won that round and we have to come back ready to go."
I agree it was a tough call- vs. Trout, do you go with your ace still throwing in the mid- 90's or do you go with Petricka- either choice could be justified.