Garner: Manager of the Year
ASTROS WIN!!! ASTROS LEAD 3-1!!!
Phil Garner has got to be the Manager of the Year. He seems to be making all the right calls. Whether it is switching Burke for Taveras or Burke for Lamb, his selections are paying off big time. Also using Bruntlett late for defense and Taveras too (see catch on Tal’s Hill last night).
I am a little concerned about the umpiring tonight. Tony LaRussa has been around the game a long time and his actions last night were meant to prove a point; although with the probable Cy Young award winner Carpenter going tonight, he may not need much help. Garner did well getting his two cents in with the umpiring crew.
Nonetheless, I will be there tonight and will see the ‘Stros win big and go to their first World Series in franchise history. Andy Pettitte will pitch a solid game and will beat Chris Carpenter.