Originally Posted by Dave
Exactly. This is what pisses me off.
****ing zero effort.
I don't think it's a question about effort. It's more just playing with some level of intelligence.
In that situation, after Hosmer and Cain got on base...
Frenchy swings out of his shoes at 3 straight pitches. Nothing else is expected out of him
Tejada pinch hits and draws a walk, which no doubt made just about everyone faint. Poor Ned probably was pissed about this since nobody in the organization seems to value getting on base
Gordon flies out going opposite field...worst case scenario, a hitter as good as him need to at least pull a ground ball and get the run home from 3rd
Escobar strikes out
A decent team gets that runner home 7 times out of 10. A good team gets that runner home 9 times out of 10 and likely scores more than 1