Thursday, October 17, 2013

Excerpt: "Matheny's Blind Spot"

"In this postseason, however, Matheny has shown a consistent blind spot in one area: when to remove a starting pitcher. Matheny has not adjusted to the differences between the regular season and the postseason, which include the greater significance of any one game, the increase in the number of available pitchers for any one game, the greater number of off days and the greater importance of seemingly low-leverage at-bats. In the regular season, you're committed to your starting pitcher; in the postseason, you're hooking up with him."