Your favorite part of last night’s game was the ending, I’ll bet.
Mine was watching Joe Girardi get angry at Odubel Herrera. For some reason, he decided to bunt with a man on second, a man that had just been bunted over for the first out. Bunting him to third would have been asinine, so you can see how angry Girardi gets at him.
Joe Girardi did not like that bunt attempt from Odubel Herrera pic.twitter.com/KF1dsY0amH— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) September 22, 2021
Sometimes, you just wonder what goes through that man’s head on the baseball field. Seems like it’ll be a benchable offense, but we’ll have to see.
On to the links.
- From The Ringer, can Bryce Harper’s MVP season bring this team to the playoffs they have waited so long for?
- Despite their warts, this team really does have a shot at the playoffs during these final two weeks.
- Is it possible the team’s third baseman for 2022 is their top prospect at shortstop?
- Think about the teams in the playoff race. Do they deserve it? That’s an issue MLB faces if they want a 14 team playoff.
- 50 Cent now has a new rival as the worst first pitch thrower in history.
- Jake Arrieta, he of the 10.59 ERA with the Padres, was designated for assignment. Dude, retire.
- Speaking of the Padres, they dismissed their farm director yesterday.
- Chris Bassitt is making a remarkable return on Thursday to start a game against the Mariners.