You suck, Macha
Like my professor said to me when I turned in my senior thesis entitled "The Upside of Gang Rape," you just don't fucking get it, do you?
Stop letting Kendall bat. When he came up in the 7th representing the tying run with two on and one out, there was only one way his at-bat was going to end, and that was with the double play that he shockingly hit into. Kendall is going to kill us this year the same way Hatteberg killed us last year, and you're not ever going to take him out the lineup, are you, Macha? What's that? Oh, right. I forgot. His intangibles, leadership, and great defense. I especially liked how he bounced yet another throw to second base last night. That was pretty shocking. I don't know where this team would be if we removed the worst player in the American League from the everyday lineup.
So anyway, you're currently protecting the team's best hitter with a double play machine. Everybody at the bar last night was hopeful after Swisher's base knock brought the tying run to the plate, and then everybody realized that Kendall was up, and the inning would soon be over.
One predictably weak infield chopper to third base later, the inning was over. No Melhuse. No chance to extend the inning. And once again, you were content to let the worst possible option go up there in a crucial situation. Same old Macha.
Yeah, Ellis hit into an inning ending double play with two on, and Chavy was up as the tying run in the 8th, and neither got the job done. But guys aren't always going to succeed. At least Chavy and Ellis are the teams best bets in those situations. Kendall is a total failure on every possible level. I don't care that he used to be good. He sucks now.
Macha is only capable of managing this team when things are going well. When the pitchers are pitching, the hitters are hitting, and the defense is fielding, everybody is quick to credit the steady hand of Sir sleeps-a-lot. But when moves need to be made, when minor adjustments are required, Macha fails miserably, every time. Just like he did last night, and just like he'll do again and again and again for the next three years.
You suck, Macha.