Charlie Manuel frequently makes poor strategic decisions. The 11-million dollar scoreboard in left field would probably do a similar job. We guarantee a post analyzing Manuel's decisions for every Phillies game. Please click on our aliases below to email us.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
As for the game itself, there's not much to say about Manuel's strategy. He stacked the lefties consecutively, of course, but it did not matter much because Minor pitched 8 innings, followed by Kimbrel. It was good to see Eric Kratz starting; Ruiz has been overused this season, and at this point, his playing time should be switched with Kratz's. If Ruiz starts more than 40% of the games from now until October, which he will, I will be furious. All you would accomplish is the devaluing of your largest non-pitching asset.
This will be a fun two months.