Having Jason Marquis at the plate in this type of a game situation, down 2 games to one, down a run, leadoff man on, 8th inning, is just inexcusable. That’s a terrible, terrible decision, and Marquis compounds the error by fouling out attempting to bunt.
Normally, I’d accuse Tony LaRussa of being cute, but he’s been ejected, right?
The difference between 3-1 and 2-2 is, oh, I don’t know, just the difference between your season ending and not. Wow.