SJ - October 28, 2020
Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell was dealing in Game 6 on Wednesday night. The flamethrowing left-hander made the mistake of allowing a baserunner in the sixth inning and was pulled by manager Kevin Cash.
It proved to be a costly mistake for the Rays and handed the Los Angeles Dodgers the World Series. After his 5 1/3 innings of shutout baseball, Snell knew the game was over when Cash came for the ball.
Here's his reaction.
Blake Snell's reaction to getting pulled with 1 on and 1 out in the 6th. pic.twitter.com/AZyB94eoKE
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 28, 2020
Snell was right. Reliever Nick Anderson entered the game and immediately handed the lead to the Dodgers.
— MLB (@MLB) October 28, 2020
And just like that the supposed "genius" of Kevin Cash evaporated. He took his ace out in a must win game after he struck out nine and allowed only two hits.
As a result of Cash's brilliant move, the Dodgers are World Series champions. There's something oddly satisfying about a move like the one Cash made immediately backfiring.
Another L for analytics!