Matheny brings in Cecil in the 8th inning to face Harper. WHY????? Why on earth would you have ANY faith that this guy can get one of the best hitters in baseball out right now? Its a 3-1 lead... we absolutely need this game.
After quickly falling behind 2-0... he battled back to 3-2. Then... Harper absolutely SMASHES a line drive straight at Gyorko.
We got out of the jam, but the reality is, Matheny likes to show "trust" in players.... even when they're playing HORRIBLY. That (in my opinion) is the worst thing he does. You want Cecil to get right? Pitch him when we're down 5. Pitch him when we're up 5.... not when the game is on the line.
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