Trey Hillman is Killing The Royals Softly

Posted: 9th May 2010 by Josh Duggan in MLB
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For those not familiar with Trey Hillman's in-game management genius, let me lay it out for you in bullet points: Gil Meche threw 128 pitches last night. Fortunately for Meche, he got the last batter he faced (David Murphy) on one pitch. Yes, with two down and runners at second and third, Hillman let a gased Meche face David Murphy. Moreover, Meche struggled with his control in the eighth, walking the first two batters. The offense is so egregious that it bears restating; having walked seven, and two in that inning, Hillman let Meche face another batter with a pitch count that had already hit 127. SABRTrey pinch-hit for first baseman Kila Ka'aihue, with Jose Guillen, in the top of the seventh inning of a tie game. Nevermind that the differences in Ka'aihue's career platoon ...

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