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Tonight's Bad Decisions by Don Wakamatsu

I’ll try to go in chronological order.

  • Constructing a lineup that has Lopez batting cleanup, Griffey batting 5th, Milton Bradley batting 6th, and Casey Kotchman batting 7th, against a RHP
  • Pinch hitting Mike Sweeney for Jack Wilson in the bottom of the 9th inning with 1 out, the winning run on third base and Matt Tuiasosopo as our only backup infielder
  • Allowing Mike Sweeney to swing after the Rangers made the move to bring in submariner Darren O’Day
  • Having Franklin Gutierrez bunt with the winning run on 2nd base in the bottom of the 10th
  • Calling for an Eric Byrnes suicide squeeze in the bottom of the 10th with the bases loaded and 1 out

Obviously I realize not all the blame can go to Don Wakamatsu – the offense was just terrible all night. But Good Lord, Wak.

Tags: Bad Managerial Decisions Don Wakamatsu Mariners

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