Bottom of the 10th, Bases loaded and 2 outs. The Padres send up... Luis Perdomo? Perdomo would strike out looking, handing the Padres another loss in a winnable game. Fair or not, Andy Green was heavily criticized on #Padrestwitter throughout the game. Let’s look at the big reasons why.
Joey Lucchesi pulled after 5 innings and 79 pitches
Green pinch hit for Lucchesi with runners on 1st & 3rd and nobody out. Josh Naylor hit a Sac Fly to give the team a 3-2 lead. Why not bunt the runner on 1st over and have 2nd and 3rd with Tatis Jr coming up? We’ll never know. Unnecessarily going to the bullpen early when Lucchesi had 2 more innings in him.
Putting Gerardo Reyes in, pretty much ever
This one fires me up a bit. I’m not he’s a great guy, but he’s wildly unreliable and inconsistent. So naturally let’s put a pitcher with a 10+ ERA in to hold a lead in the 8th inning to protect a 1 run lead. Huh? It’s possible Andres Muñoz wasn’t available after his long 12 pitch outing Friday night.
Double switch galore leaving no bench
By the time the Friars loaded the bases with 2 outs, there was nobody left to go to. Green left Perdomo in there to strike out looking and end the game. He could’ve gone to Matt Strahm at least. This all started when he used the 2nd to last bench player to conduct a head scratching double switch in the 8th inning. Still trying to figure out the upside.
The alleged Mismanagement started early on, so it’s difficult to blame Green for going to Yates for a 6 out save. He didn’t have a choice, but only because of the choices he made. I’m pro Andy Green, but this was a difficult one to swallow.
What do you think folks? Is the criticism justified?
Is the criticism of Andy Green justified?
This poll is closed
Yes, obviously. It makes me yell at the TV or radio.
No. He’s making in-game decisions with context we may not have.
The criticism is valid in general, but I don’t agree with it this time around.