Two hits off Sandy Alcantara.
Three hits in two days.
4-10 in their last 14 games, which were against the Milwaukee Brewers and three very beatable teams.
All while Mickey Callaway (who looks like he will have a job this week) is jumping through hoops defending Robinson Cano for another running incident on Sunday:
Okay first off, loved the question 46 seconds in: “Do you have the okay to take him out of the game if you want to take him out of the game?” If that doesn’t tell you about the kind of power that Brodie and other GMs around baseball have and about how much of a figurehead Callaway is at this point, then I don’t know what does. I mean, imagine asking Gil Hodges or Earl Weaver that question.
Second, and here’s where I get on Callaway: I stand by what I said yesterday about how the only reason a manager should get fired mid-season is if he loses the room. So here’s a good way to lose the room: Defend Cano for that one day after saying this regarding Jacob deGrom, who has anchored the staff for the last three seasons:
Love everybody, or give everybody tough love. Don’t pick and choose. Keep doing that, then you don’t get the “figurehead” defense anymore.
I really didn’t think this season would be such a mess … whether it be May, August, or October. I really wanted to see the light at the end of the tunnel for one season. I really thought this season was their chance. Obviously, I’m an idiot.
The good news is that you can probably get a Robby Cano bobblehead after game time on Saturday.
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