Posts tagged "Chris Archer"
I’m a few days late to write about this because it slipped my mind.
I just want to talk about Chris Archer for a second.
I think that Joe Maddon is a great manager. I don’t love how he handeled the Joel Peralta thing and he whines sometimes but I enjoy the way he manages the game.
In game 1 of Sunday’s double header Maddon put in pitcher Chris Archer as a pitch-runner. And what happens next? Archer attempts to steal second! Archer beat the throw but over-slid the bag and got tagged out.
These are the types of moves that make Joe Maddon managed games fun.
Rays Colored Glasses tells us that Gene Nelson of the Oakland Athletics was the last AL-pitcher to pinch run and attempt a stolen base. on July 3rd, 1988. Nelson stole successfully.
I do recall Clay Buchholz being used as a pinch-runner in the past.