The Gringo had the Indians and Athletics Saturday night Under 8. Things were looking decent in the bottom of the 9th with the score tied 3 - 3. Indians reliever ALL STAR Andrew Miller (1.60 ERA, .090 WHIP) walked Yonder Alonso to begin the ninth. Indians manager then brings in RH Bryan Shaw to replace Miller. A's Slugger Khris Davis worked a full count then fouled off a pitch before lining a two-run home run over the wall in right center. The Athletics win and the best The Gringo can do is PUSH. C'mon Francona! How do you replace Miller with his wicked slider for Brian Shaw?! Francona runs a pretty good clubhouse but his 'game management' needs a lot of work.
.......... muses about ballgames and life in Las Vegas - particularly the long hours spent in the casino sports book surrounded by sexy cocktail waitresses, degenerate horse players, the Whale Mans entourage .... and the sheer terror of having Under 7 with 5 runs already on the board by the fourth inning".