Saving Lee for Game 5 the wise move
Against Bumgarner, Texas had little chance to break through
By Anthony Castrovince | Archive 11/01/10 12:55 AM ET
ARLINGTON -- With the Rangers' third loss will come the second-guessing.Manager Ron Washington will inevitably catch his share of criticism for sticking with Tommy Hunter in Game 4 of the World Series against the Giants, rather than turning to Cliff Lee on short rest. Once the Rangers took Game 3 to cut their Series deficit to 2-1, Washington halted all consideration of asking Lee to take the ball on three days' rest -- something Lee has never previously done in his career -- and went, as planned, with Hunter, the rotund right-hander coming off two fairly brutal and short-lived postseason starts against the Rays and Yankees.
AT A LOSS