Sunday, February 7, 2016

Eaton: I (derogatory term for mess)'ed up

A four-pitch walk to the opposing pitcher sent a 6-4 loss spinning out of control.

Eaton: I (derogatory term for mess)'ed up

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Three words.

First:

Second word rhymes with:

Third word:

 

That's what Adam Eaton says he did in walking Randy Johnson on four pitches, sending home a run in the fourth and turning what could have been a bases loaded, two out situation into a bases loaded one out situation.

The D-Backs took advantage, getting an RBI fielder's choice and a three-run home run, giving them all the runs they'd need to beat the Phillies.

The sentiment was shared by Charlie Manuel, who said he did not think about pulling Eaton earlier in the fourth a la two weeks ago in Pittsburgh.

“We were still in the game -- I’ve got to leave him there,” Manuel said. “I’ve got to leave him there. We’ll see if he can pitch out of some jams. He’s got to do the job there. That’s his job. That’s who he is. He’s in our rotation and he has to do the job there. I’ve got to leave him in there.”

More in tomorrow's paper.

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