I went to the Mets-Marlins game last night, so even though I live in New York I wasn't able to watch the Yankees-O's game. The only way I could keep tabs is by periodically checking the out-of-town scoreboard. When I went home I was pleased to see that I could watch the end of the game and was throughly happy with the outcome.
However, one thing bugged me and I wanted to know if it bugged anyone else. In the final inning, after the Yankees intentionally walked Kevin Millar, Dave Trembley Dave Trembley used Luis Hernandez, who I believe was the last man on the bench, to pinch run for Millar.
As far as I can tell there was no reason to do that. If the guy on third scores the game is over so it doesn't matter how slow the guy on first is. There was only one out, so even if they force Millar out on second, the game is probably over. If there is a double-play opportunity, the guy who will make the biggest difference in preventing it with his speed is batter, not the guy on first and I would think a bigger guy like Millar might do a better job of breaking it up than Luis Hernandez.
If the Orioles didn't score, then the game continues with no first baseman and nobody left on the bench. The move ultimately had no consequences for the Orioles, but it still struck me as strange.
Did anyone else notice or am I just nitpicking?