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.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Manuel's lineup was terrible, naturally, but he didn't make any poor strategic decisions. He allowed Vance Worley to battle through seven innings with a 3-2 lead, and then he turned to three pitchers in the 8th inning, each getting one out. He correctly played the lefty/righty matchup-game, and it ended up in a victory. It is too bad that Manuel seems to be operating with a sense of urgency now, rather than back in April/May when he had Michael Schwimer and David Herndon regularly pitching in high-leverage spots.