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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Fire Bruce Bochy (1)

In Wednesday's game, Bochy pulled Thompson in the 7th for a pinch hitter in low leverage situation. Thompson had thrown only 79 pitches and allowed only two runs. It was a bad decision. The reliever that replaced the effective Thompson promptly gave up the lead.

In today's game, Bochy removed Sikorski after only 20 pitches (15 were for strikes). Sikorski had struck out two of the batters he faced. After allowing a groundball, Bochy pulled him. Poor decision. The reliever that replaced him promptly allowed the go ahead run to score.

It should be obvious that a manager should allow a pitcher that has been effective during the game to pitch as long as he can safely do so. You never know if a guy is going to be on his game and it's stupid to pull a guy who has already shown you he's on his. Bochy tried to lose two games, managed to lose one. In two days. That's unacceptable.

Fire Bruce Bochy!


Blogger Lance Richardson said...

I have never felt it was prudent to fire a manager unless you had an idea who his replacement might be.

Any ideas?

8:55 PM, June 15, 2006  
Blogger Richard B. Wade said...

A monkey.

9:46 PM, June 15, 2006  
Blogger Marc Normandin said...

I second that. If the monkey had a funny hat, it might make him more effective. Or at the least, make us forget about Bochy's 'stasche.

9:48 PM, June 15, 2006  
Blogger Michael said...

I think Brian Giles should be the player/manager.

11:50 PM, June 15, 2006  
Blogger Geoff said...

Have to disagree on Thompson. I was at that game and I can't tell you how glad I was to see the rookie pulled in favor of a usually reliable bullpen.

As to the question of who you might replace Bochy with, my vote (second to keeping him as manager) would be to bring in Rickey Henderson.

6:52 AM, June 16, 2006  
Blogger LynchMob said...

I caught a few minutes of Jim Rome's radio show yesterday ... he was putting out an APB on Rickey! Apparently the Surf Dawgs don't know if he's going to show up for their season ... in fact, he hasn't even picked up his 2005 championship ring!

So, if you know where Rickey is, tell him the Surf Dawgs are lookin' for him!

11:50 AM, June 16, 2006  
Blogger jessemundo said...

I was there too, Geoff. Exactly right.

3:08 PM, June 23, 2006  

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