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Watch Robby Thompson signal bullpen for wrong pitcher in loss
Watch Robby Thompson signal bullpen for wrong pitcher in loss

There are a lot of things you have to remember when you are a major league manager. Such as remembering which arm to point with when you want to bring in a reliever. The Seattle Mariners had a five-run lead over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night and brought in closer Tom Wilhelmsen to preserve the win. Wilhelmsen allowed a single, a double and two walks, prompting Manager Robby Thompson to bring in a reliever to face the switch-hitter Shane Victorino. Thompson had two relievers warming up in the bullpen, right-hander Yoervis Medina and lefty Oliver Perez. With a right-hander on deck behind Victorino, Thompson decided to bring in Medina. Except, when walking to the mound, he first...

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