with the DEVIL !! Seems like everything thing he's done in this series (no matter how much sense it doesn't make) has paid off handsomely.
Every pitching change, non-change, pinch hitter, double switch has paid off for him.
He truly is one of the greatest managers of all time. Really knows and trusts his guys.
With that being said... LET'S GO METS !!
Yeah. He is repeatedly praised and criticized for "over managing" but it is clearly working here.
Some guys think they know more than everyone else and plan out each and every scenario, at-bat and pitch. Some guys just let their players play...more of a Joe Torre, sit back and watch, style. But Tony is moving the pieces around the chess board like Kasparov these days!
when he took out Reyes, i thought it was too early, and it clearly was as Thompson was absolute garbage. He lost game 4 by his managing. He probably would have lost if he had kept Reyes in, but taking him out secured the loss.
LaRusso has so much more experience than Willie. He is clearly out managing Willie. That being said you have to remember that he is not carrying a beat up garbage starting pitching staff that Willie is.