Is it time to push the panic button yet?
Tom Hamilton and Mike Hegan say "NO" because it is only game 5 with 157 to go. But listening to manager Eric Wedge in the post game interview, it sounded like everyone had just watched "Old Yeller!"
So what would be wrong with pushing the panic button just a little?
- Let's get Victor back in the lineup. He's taking batting practice and catching bullpen sessions for the last 3 days. His leadership is desperately needed. It is one thing to give encouragement from the bench but there is no substitute for the way Victor leads on the field.
- Get Ben Francisco back to the "bigs" where he belongs
- I hate to suggest this but does Casey need a day off? I love his dedication to the game and the team. I love his unselfishness and his team attitude. But he's had one good game, the opener.
- Peralta probably needs to sit one out as well. He's batting .143, he's showing little energy, and he has the other error on the team.
Detroit is 0-5! We should be putting as much distance between us and them as we can. But Sunday doesn't look to good with Cliff Lee getting the start.
Yeah, it's time to panic a bit. In 157 games from now we could be looking back at these games and saying, "If only we had taken one of those earlier games from Oakland!"
At least show some stern concern.
Come on Wedge, keep a short leash on Lee tomorrow and set a fire under this team.