My young and valued managers ...: Last night you opened your teams and you in Washington new World Series three games instead of seven.
That speaks to how well the boys have played and how well you have led. Like the wise decision to send the mazatleco to the mound Jose Urquidy, when you had no one available from the rotation, my admired AJ You did it based on the fact that José has good starting experience on the ball in his native country, Mexico. And for mounting it there the team won.
Ni Justin Verlander, ni Gerrit Coleand neither Zack greinke, had managed to dominate the Nationals like Jose did, five innings, 17 hitters, two hits, four strikeouts, zero runs, zero walks. In the season, his first in Greater At 23 years old, he appeared in nine games, seven as a starter, two wins, one loss, 3.95.
I am amazed and excited to enjoy the work of such young managers. You, AJ, barely 45 years old, and you Dave, 55. Imagine, when I retired as manager in 1950, I had turned 68, and I had 53 directing in Big leagues.
By the way, you are AJ for Andrew Joy, but you didn't like your original names. Exactly like my case, imagine, I am originally Cornelius mcgillicuddy. Could there be a more difficult first and last name to pronounce? We also look alike, my dear AJ, in that we were catchers with a batting average of just over 200. Of course, that led us as managers, as has happened with many others.
As for you Dave, the native outfielder of Brooklyn, a 270 hitter, very efficient on defense, it is admirable how you have transformed the Nationals, whose franchise, coming from Montreal had never appeared in a World Series.
I am sure this three game series will be sensational. Good luck and hugs to both of you and to baseball all.
Patchwork.- ** alex bregman suffered a hit slump in 13 turns. AJ stressed that he did not think to seat him. "He is our regular third baseman," he said. And Bregman responded Saturday with a grand slam in the seventh inning, to trace the Astros to the final scoreboard from 8-1. First third baseman to get the ball with three on bases in World Series, from Ken boyer (Cardenales), in front of Yankees, in 1964 ... ** But who else is mentioned as a candidate for Most Valuable of the Astros, is the catcher of Fixed Point, Robinson Chirinos.