Faith in the ace
I understand the thought process. Chris Carpenter on fumes is the best you’ve got. I get it. But I don’t agree.
I even understood leaving him in through the lefties. The thought there, and it makes sense, is that if you go to a LHP, you’ll get a RH pinch-hitter. And you’d rather have Carp vs. the RHH than one of the LHP vs. a RHH.
But once you get to Cameron, and Wainwright is warmed up, and Carpenter is clearly getting by on guts and little else, you go to Wainwright. I think it’s necessary.
I’m eager to hear all of your thoughts on the decisions. But the same rules apply — DO NOT simply give me "the manager is an idiot," or "that was the dumbest move I’ve ever seen," or "if you think it was the right move, then you don’t know anything about baseball." I don’t want it and I’m not going to tolerate it. Let’s have a discussion, let’s go over the options. If there’s a factor I’m not considering, please bring it up. If you have counterpoints, let me hear ‘em. If you have another view of how it should have gone, tell me. But no blind rants. This isn’t the place for it.