As a fan of the American League, there are a whole lot of things I don’t like about the National Leagues style of play. Pitchers hitting is the main one, but another one that I am not a big fan of is the double switch. Last night, Ron Washington decided to pull off a double switch by taking out Rougned Odor, who by the way was having a great defensive game, and replace him with Luis Sardinas, who did not have a good defensive or offensive game.
I understand that the Rangers are playing in a National League park, but that does not mean that they have to pull off a double switch just for the heck of it. I don’t believe that the Rangers would have come back and won the game if they would have left Odor in, but I saw no point to taking out Rougned Odor at that point of the game except for the fact that Ron could. I see no other explanation. He was trying to show the world that he understands the concept of the double switch.
While I am all for productive moves during baseball games, that one was not. I don’t complain about Ron Washington’s moves very often, there are plenty of people out there that have that covered, I thought last nights double switch was kind of dumb. Okay, I am done ranting (for now).