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Friday, May 29, 2020

Twitter reacts to Oakland’s bullpen strategy backfiring against Yankees

Aaron Judge homer

The Oakland A’s strategy to begin the AL Wild Card Game with a reliever did not work out well.

Reliever Liam Hendriks began the game against the New York Yankees, allowing a walk and then a 2-run home by Aaron Judge over the first two batters. That put the A’s in a quick 2-0 hole against the Yankees.

Twitter quickly jumped on the A’s after their strategy backfired.

When you have to face the Yankees’ lineup — one that set a record for most home runs by a team in the regular season — you better be ready with your best stuff. Grooving a pitch to Aaron Judge is not the best strategy.

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