Kevin Cash, manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington, Texas, said he regrets the result rather than the decision to pull the starter. Blake Snell Left-handed players were still at the top of the game after a 5⅓ scoreless inning in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday.
“Well, I regret the decision because it didn’t work,” said Cash after the Los Angeles Dodgers closed the seventh title in the World Series 3-1. “But, as you know, the thinking process feels right …. If I had to start over, I would be most confident. Nick Anderson To survive that inning. “
Raise led 1-0 and Snell was arguably the best match of the season. He defeated nine Dodgers batters, giving up on just two hits.
Although disappointing many, Snell’s second hit was allowed to the ninth batter. Austin Barnes, In 1/6-brought cash to the mound. Cash chose Anderson. Anderson quickly gave up the double, the wild pitch that tied the game, and the RBI ground out, leaving the raise in the game for the first time. 2-1.
“I’m definitely disappointed and upset,” Snell said. “I just want the ball. I felt good. I did everything I could to prove my claim, but when we lose, it’s terrible. I want to win, I want to win the World Series, and It’s just terrible for us to lose.
“I’m not going to ask him. He’s the manager of Helva, so I’m not going to ask him. And I’m just looking forward to accomplishing this offseason. But we weren’t enough. Focus. What we can do is that we can get better next year. “
Cash said a decision was made to pull Snell for the lead-off hitter Mookie Betts Re-appeared, and Cash wanted Snell to avoid going through the lineup for the third time. The next three batters Snell was due to his face-Betts, Corey seager And Justin Turner -On Tuesday it was 0-6 with 6 strikes against him.
“The only motivation was that the Dodgers feature lineup was stronger than any other team in the league,” Cash said. “Personally, I felt Blake did his job and then did some work. Mookey came for the third time … I cherish it.
“I fully respect and understand the questions that come with it. Blake gave us every opportunity to win. He was great. They are not an easy decision … Mookie and Seger didn’t want to see the break for the third time. There is no fixed plan. As far as people think, there is no fixed plan. “
Blake Snell threw a raise gem in Game 6 and hit only 2 hits and 9 in 5 ⅓ innings, but was pulled by manager Kevin Cash after allowing a hit in 6 innings.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged that Snell was happy to be pulled and added that Betts looked over him and smiled.
“I was pretty happy because he ruled us, and we didn’t see him,” Roberts said. “We were all excited about Snell’s departure from the game.”
Betts said Snell’s withdrawal from the match brought a “sigh of relief” from the team, and Seger said it “enhanced” the attack.
“He was tough all night,” Seger said. “You tilt your cap to him. He threw a Helva ball game. He upset our balance, made the pitch, we grinded, fought, and we really did him. There was no answer to; and when he came out it was uplifting for sure a little bit. He started to feel a little momentum and scratched a few runs to win. “
Snell asked cash if there was anything he could do to stay in the game. He had already defeated the next three batters twice.
“I don’t know if there’s a best answer right now,” Cash said. “He did more than all of us could have asked for. Limiting that lineup in his way was great and gave us every opportunity to win. It’s a good question. It’s a difficult question. I don’t know if I have the best answer … “
Snell participated in Major League Baseball. Including all the expeditions this season, he achieved the longest 21 consecutive wins without completing 6 innings.
He is the starting pitcher of the last 20 times and the second starting pitcher who has been separated from the game where he struck out at least 9 times before reaching 75 balls. CC Sabathia He was pulled out on 69 pitches in the 5th to 5th games of the 2017 American League Division Series, but unlike Snell, Sabathia allowed consecutive run score hits.
Snell was asked the same question as cash. Did he think there was more he could do to stay in the game?
“There are no shots,” he said. “Honestly, this was one of the great games I’ve been marketing for a long time. The way I controlled the zones and looked at them and adjusted them was very comfortable. I’m all about them and myself. How I scouted at, I knew what they were looking for and when they would adjust the game plan. Understand that team and what I need to do. When it came to me, I was really trapped, so I did everything I could. It’s great today. “
Cash has managed the Rays pitching staff in the same way throughout the season. Many recognize this as one of the reasons the team participated in the World Series, and he predicts what happened the day before.
“Tomorrow will be aggressive,” Cash said on Monday. “If you can get and limit leads, there are some big guys ready for the bullpen backend. It’s a kind of our MO. It keeps giving a different look and consistently conflicts with that look. We offer the opposite lineup, and above all, this Dodgers lineup prevents them from seeing at-bats repeatedly. “
It was said 24 hours before Snell took the mound, and before attacking Betts, Seger, and Turner twice each. Snell was pulled before he had the opportunity to face them again.
“We’ll do it a little differently in the postseason,” Cash continued on Monday. “You are a little more aggressive. I give the starters a lot of credits. They are really good. That’s a bit of our strategy: be aggressive to get leads and limit any attacks there. To do.”