Nice win tonight. 12 hits 7 runs
Score runs and you win. Very simple.
Losing THIS a game against the division leader?
When you've led most the game?
When you lead 7-3 heading into the 9th?
When you're on a 6 game losing streak?
When you've lost 10 of 11?
When you've lost your best hitter the day before?
When you've lost a bunch of other guys to injury as well?
When you're starting to wonder if you'll dig too deep a whole for yourselves to climb out of before April's even finished?
That is a TEAM KILLER.
You do what you have to win that game. Period.
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Good win anyway and Collins move should light a fire under these guys. Hopefully this game goes down as a season changer.
On another note....Can you imagine what happens to Collins today if he DOESNT take out Familia and Familia gives up a big hit to Harper to lose the game? He would have been run out of town.
I get that it is tough taking your closer out of a game, but it happens and Collins had to in my opinion.
deGrom was allowed to throw 97 pitches on April 15th when taken out. The taxed bullpen, off 16 innings, then lost the game. I still think he could have gone longer. What next? 8 losses in 9 games.
Last night deGrom was allowed to throw 112 pitches. If taken out before 100, that is another L.