SJ - June 10, 2022
Thursday afternoon's Dodgers-White Sox game caused Chicago's manager Tony La Russa to miss his afternoon nap. As a result he called for an intentional walk with two outs and a 1-2 count on Trea Turner. Max Muncy was up next and all he did was hit a three run home run.
Seriously, La Russa intentionally walked a guy with a 1-2 count. It's on video. Take a look you might not ever see it again.
"When was the last time you saw somebody intentionally walked on 1-2?"
"Doesn't happen often."
— White Sox Talk (@NBCSWhiteSox) June 9, 2022
Here's Muncy celebrating his bomb.
Max Muncy after hitting a 3-run HR immediately after Tony La Russa intentionally walked Trea Turner with two strikes:
"You fucking walk him with two strikes. Fuck you, bitch!" pic.twitter.com/ReGXadtZdu
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) June 9, 2022
The Dodgers were up by two runs, 7-5, prior to La Russa's decision to get to Muncy. They would win the game 11-9. The two strike intentional walk seemed to play a part in the loss. La Russa somehow defended it after the game and acted like the reporter who asked the question was the lunatic.
“I mean is that really a question?”
Tony La Russa suggests that it was obviously a good decision to intentionally walk Trea Turner with two strikes to get to Max Muncy, who hit a home run pic.twitter.com/8WYlwJTCm0
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) June 9, 2022
Incredible. To make the decision is one thing, to then defend it and pretend everyone else is crazy is a whole different level.