Wednesday July 29, 2009
The pitcher batting in a crucial situation in a tie game with the fastest man on the team on base? When a single scores a run?
Do the Padres have that little faith in their pinch hitters?
Do they have that much faith in Correia, a guy with a 5 ERA, to shut down the Reds until the Padres get another base runner?
Are the Padres really trying to win games?
Or is Black just trying to get the pitcher 6 innings again?
Result - Correia strikes out looking and now the Padres go into the bottom half of the inning having blown an opportunity to score a go ahead run.