Dusty Baker and Bruce Bochy, two old coaches who were about to face off against each other, tried hard to ignore their past memories.
The two managers were interviewed ahead of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros, held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on the 24th (Korean time).
At this event, another final game between the two coaches was asked. That was Game 5 of the 2012 Division Series.
At the time, Bochy was the manager of the San Francisco Giants and Baker was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. At that time, similar to now, the away team played better. Cincinnati won games 1 and 2 and went home, but San Francisco took games 3 and 4 in a row.
The division series that year was played in a 2+3 format rather than the current 2+2+1 format. Cincinnati, the top seed, played Games 3 to 5 at home. In Game 5 held at Cincinnati’s home, San Francisco won 6-4 and took the series. San Francisco even won the World Series that year.
Both teams’ coaches seemed to be trying not to associate the memories of that time with the present.
When asked whether he thought the experience at that time would be helpful, coach Baker Houston drew the line, saying, “It won’t be helpful because the results ended badly back then.” “I had the worst winter that year. I had to go back to the Bay Area and see all the billboards and flags on cars. Everyone asked, ‘Are you happy that the Giants are doing well?’ “I thought, this is why he came back and why I came back,” he continued.
Coach Bocci, who was the team leader at the time, also said, “To be honest, it won’t be of much help.” “It was a good series then and it still is. At first glance, you might think that there is something to be learned from each series, but to be honest, it is not an experience that will be utilized in this series,” he explained the reason.
Meanwhile, on this day, Texas had Marcus Simien (second baseman), Corey Seager (shortstop), Evan Carter (left fielder), Adolis Garcia (right fielder), Mitch Garber (designated hitter), Jonah Haim (catcher), Nathaniel Rowe (first baseman), and Josh Young (third baseman). ) The lineup of Leody Taveras (center fielder) was announced.
Houston has Jose Altuve 먹튀검증(second baseman), Alex Bregman (third baseman), Yordan Alvarez (designated hitter), Jose Abreu (first baseman), Michael Brantley (left fielder), Kyle Tucker (right fielder), Chaz McCormick (center fielder), Jeremy Peña (shortstop) and Martin. Maldonado (catcher) came out with a lineup.
McCormick’s appearance as center fielder is noteworthy.
“I can’t tell you everything, but the opponent rarely used a left-handed bullpen,” Baker said. This is a plan in case the opposing starter, Scherzer, does not last long. He explained the reason, saying, “We form a lineup considering who the opposing player is and who we have used and who we have not used.”