Gabe Kapler guessed La Stella will be out four to six weeks.
Can you imagine if Gabe Kapler did this?
Gabe Kapler: "I just want to start out with what a great job Doval did for us." Didn't think he deserved his fate. (To his point, the Cron blooper probably isn't a hit in 29 of 30 ballparks.)
GREAT MOMENTS BY PHILLIES MANAGING:
Sandberg: Phone off the hook in Bullpen. Utley yells at him.
Kapler: Calls for pitcher who hadn’t even warmed up.
Girardi: Puts in a pitcher who he forgot to put on the line-up card.
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“First off, I’d like to thank Doval for all he’s done.” — Kapler
Excuse me? 🤬
Kapler says that McGee’s fastball isn’t at its best right now, not getting the usual carry through the zone.
But the blame is on kapler he has to know how to manage his bullpen
Kapler on Doval: "He’s not responsible for that loss."
Kapler on McGee: "His fastball doesn’t have its best life right now."
I miss Bochy too, but let’s not act like he’d have this team in the position Kapler does. His bullpen management was unconventional even in the early 2010s (way too much Guillermo Mota) but he always had an elite pen. Watch how he folded in ‘16 when his guys weren’t elite anymore
Gabe Kapler: good manager who elevated his teams
Joe Girardi: bad manager who actively makes his teams worse
Bummer game obviously but we can still win the series tomorrow and come back with a .500 road trip. I always try to remain objective and consider the arguments from the fans (obviously with the hindsight bias in mind) and making sense of Kapler's decisions.
Gabe Kapler was a complete saber metric waste. Girardi is going to do great things in the long haul. Give the man a chance.
I still think McGee will be fine. Knew he would be off tonight after not pitching in a week. Wouldn't hurt to mix Rogers in for Save Ops, too. But that means that Kapler needs to trust another arm or 2 in the 8th inning.
Can’t believe we blew a 4 run lead with 2 outs. When is Gabe Kapler gonna learn not to bring a rookie in high leverage situations????
I love Kapler’s comments. Blackmon worked a great at bat. That’s baseball. Fans don’t think that way. I wish we did
-I'm perfectly fine with using McGee with a 4 run lead. He blows up again, so now you gotta go to the pen again. Here you can go lefty or righty. Kapler went righty, so RHP options here are Littell or Doval. Doval has better strikeout stuff so I am fine with Doval.
Cause McGee is ass and Kapler likes to ignore Caleb Baragars existence
It is Kapler fault!!! #Doval is not ready to close these games!
But seriously yes the bullpen needs a makeover. Kapler doesn't trust enough of his arms and he is using the others all wrong because of it.
I should have been more specific. They tend to think they can cobble together pens based on biomechanics and small sample size batted ball data. Kapler is really into a pen that features different “looks.” It feels too clever by half.
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I think Kapler gets too much shit generally but this was an incomprehensible use of the bullpen in a double header. He didn't even use the free arm in a blowout. Come on.