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Hurdle makes no sense on pitchers batting.


Everyone, including the announcers, did not understand why Hurdle sent Locke to hit in last night's game (Aug. 22 vs. Giants). The announcers stated that they would like to hear his post-game explanation. Hurdle admitted that he decided NOT to have Locke continue pitching, but nevertheless, permitted hime to bat. Hurdle makes NO sense. He stated that he did not use Cole to pinch-hit in the extra-inning loss to the DBacks because he feared he could "be hit with a pitch." YET, he permits Locke to hit even though he was not going to return to the game. Hurdle has been a very LUCKY manager being bailed out by a fantastic bull pen. This type of explanation is just crazy. Why don't the PG REPORTERS ask him about this? (Too busy kissing butt in my opinion.) Now I am really angry that he threw in the towel in the DBack game when using Cole as a PH gave us our best chance to tie or win the game. I respect the insights of many of the posters on this site and am anxious to hear what you have to say. Thanks

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