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MLB Twitter loses it after Kevin Cash pulls Blake Snell from Game 6


© Kevin Jairaj | 2020 Oct 27


We will be talking about this one for a long, long time.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell was dealing by any metric in Game 6 of the World Series. He had struck out nine and allowed two hits through 5 1/3 innings. He had thrown 73 pitches.

That was enough for manager Kevin Cash, however, who pulled Snell after he gave up his second hit of the game, a single to Austin Barnes, with one out in the fifth. The decision was especially curious, considering that the next three batters, the top of the Dodgers’ order, were 0-for-6 with six strikeouts up to that point.

Alas, the decision was made, and it only took a few minutes to backfire. Reliever Nick Anderson, promptly gave up a double, a game-tying wild pitch and an RBI groundout, putting the Rays behind in the game for the first time 2-1.

The Dodgers would go onto win 3-1 and clinch their first World Series title since 1988.

If you thought Twitter was going to take it easy on Cash, well, c’mon of course you didn’t think that:

 

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