MLB pitchers react to Kevin Cash’s terrible decision to pull Blake Snell
Kevin Cash’s horrendous decision to pull Blake Snell from Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night is going to be talked about for years to come. Those watching the game could not believe the Tampa Bay Rays manager’s decision to yank his ace in the middle of a gem while up 1-0 on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Several MLB pitchers weighed in on Twitter about the decision and expressed their shock and dismay over the move. Here are tweets from pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Lucas Giolito, Taijuan Walker, and Jack Flaherty.
So who gets to pull the manager? #worldseries
— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) October 28, 2020
Can’t believe they pull him here
— Lucas Giolito (@LGio27) October 28, 2020
73 pitches… I’m hella mad for him
— Taijuan Walker (@tai_walker) October 28, 2020
— Jack Flaherty (@Jack9Flaherty) October 28, 2020
Hall of Famers Chipper Jones and Frank Thomas couldn’t believe it either.
I’m at a loss for words about this game…..
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) October 28, 2020
Another Analytical Meltdown!! Total Disaster for Tampa. Blake Snell was your only chance of winning a tight game tonight. 73 pitches are you kidding me!
— Frank Thomas (@TheBigHurt_35) October 28, 2020
Christian Yelich also had a great reaction to the move.
Cash’s decision immediately backfired, as the Rays blew a 1-0 lead and fell behind 2-1 in the sixth inning after removing Snell.
About the only question you can ask is which quick hook was worse: Cash’s or AJ Hinch’s last year?