A little clarification – Josh Rawitch
Given the way a few of the reports came out in the media today, I wanted to make sure that I clarified what took place last night after our loss to the Pirates. When the media went to talk to Brett Tomko after the loss, he explained that he and Sandy Alomar got away from their game plan and that he should have made sure that he executed his plan correctly. When asked who called the pitches, he answered that it was Sandy Alomar Jr., but that it was his responsibility to shake him off and throw the pitches he felt were the right ones to throw to those hitters. Some people took that to believe that Brett was pointing fingers at Sandy and in turn, got some comments from Sandy, who said that he believed it was pitch location, not selection that was the problem.
Nonetheless, Brett was shocked that anyone could have interpreted his intention to take responsibility for the loss for finger-pointing. He and Sandy were laughing about it this morning, so I’m certain there’s no concern between them in the clubhouse and I know that Brett even discussed it with reporters, too. But I felt like this was one instance that fans might like to hear Brett’s side directly from him.
In other news, Cody Ross just hit a grand slam, his second career homer and both have been grand slams. If the Dodgers can hold this four-run lead, we’ll head home with a 4-3 road trip, which is certainly a good thing.