When appropriate, Big League Stew reviews key decisions in the postseason to see if the right one was made. Welcome to: ... The Second Guess.
The Issue: The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Monday night in Game 4 of the NLDS and were eliminated from the playoffs. His team ahead by a run in the bottom of the eighth, Atlanta setup man David Carpenter hung a changeup to Juan Uribe, who clobbered it way over the fence in left for a go-ahead two-run homer.
The Question: Instead of Carpenter, should Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez have used closer Craig Kimbrel, reputed by many to be the best relief pitcher on the planet, for a six-out save by bringing him in during the eighth?Read More »from The Second Guess: Should Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez have used Craig Kimbrel in Game 4 against Dodgers?