This isn't the first time Molitor neglected to put the best defense behind Gibson with the same result.
Yes, Gibson sucks and needs to be replaced. Knowing this, Molitor should have the best defense behind him to have a chance to win the game.
It's difficult to not conclude one of these things:
- Molitor thinks Gibson is better than he is, and doesn't think he needs the best defense behind Gibson if the Twins want a chance to win the game.
- Molitor wants Gibson to fail (doubt it).
- Molitor wants himself to fail (doubt it).
- Molitor doesn't understand the true value of defense (also seems doubtful, but with the mistakes Molitor made over the years around pitching, it's hard to know for sure).
I put this last loss on Molitor. If you know a pitcher is bad, you put the best defense you can behind him. Period.
Edited by Doomtints, 10 July 2017 - 10:09 AM.