Monday, June 20, 2011

Maddon's Interesting Stall Tactic

Batting cleanup, Kevin Youkilis was 2-4 with 1 BB, 1 double (his 20th), 2 RBIs, and 1 run scored against the Padres.

Pinch hitting, Sam Fuld was 0-0 with 1 BB, 1 run scored, and 1 SB (his 15th) against the Brewers. Oddly enough, Fuld was sent to the mound in the 8th inning to warm up. Yeah, you read that right. Fuld was in the game in the pitcher's spot and wasn't required to actually throw a pitch because he was already in the game. Joe Maddon said it was a "stall tactic" to allow Cesar Ramos extra time to warm up. If you don't believe me, check it out.

Batting leadoff, Ian Kinsler was 0-5 with 1 run scored against the Astros.

Ryan Braun was a late scratch due to an upper respiratory viral infection.

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