And now Yankees fans can see the incompetence of Terry Francona, highlighted by his glaring inability to remove pitchers at the right moment, his inability to risk manage with any kind of panache. He’s terrible. Absolutely no reason, with a rested bullpen, to bring Pedro out in the 8th, none at all. Grady redux. He’s the worst kind of manager, a saboteur hidden behind a winning record.
(EDIT: Wow. I posted this after Matsui’s home run, and just assumed that Francona would come rescue Pedro, let him walk with the tie still in hand. But he’s in full Grady channel mode, and it’s pathetic.)