Yesterday was one of those games where I had no contact. I'm in Greensboro, N.C., for two days of interviews with ACC football players and coaches. I did slip out during a break yesterday and check Nationals.com just in time to "watch" the bottom of the 10th. Before that, I know nothing, nothing, nothing.
Got back to my room last night and a poster at www.sportsjournalists.com had some snide things to say about Interim Jim. Claims he pulled Lannan after eight even though he'd only thrown 81 pitches.
My first thought is, well, you do want your closer to close and he's not going to get a ton of chances. My second thought is the team has shown no hesitation to let guys complete games in recent weeks so why not let Lannan try to complete another?
You see it? Right call to pull Lannan or no? Not an easy question to ask in hindsight since the save was blown.