There must be something about Boston that brings out the crazy in baseball. Sunday’s series finale resulted in another near-appearance by Orioles’ designated pitcher Chris Davis.
Buck Showalter admitted after the game that he was not going to pitch O’Day. Additionally, Britton was only going to go one inning. The next (last?) resort was Chris Davis. We love seeing position players pitch – something about watching professional athletes behave like little leaguers.
The necessity makes us wonder: was the bullpen mismanaged on Sunday? Showalter gets high marks on the Bird’s Eye View podcast, but gaffes occasionally happen.