Imagine this scenario. The youngest pitcher to ever start the opening game of a league championship series is on the mound and trailing 3-1. In the current inning, he has already given up a three-run homer, walked three batters, and tossed three wild pitches, and now there are runners on the corners. The man coming to the plate drove in 141 runs in the regular season. You have the best bullpen in baseball and have a reliever ready to come in. This one is a no brainer; you make the pitching change, right? Not according to Joe Torre. This scenario played out on Thursday night as the DodgersÆ Clayton Kershaw entered the fifth inning in good shape, having faced little resistance from the potent Phillies' lineup through his first four innings of work. In fact, the only hit Kershaw had allowed ...
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