Originally posted on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 9/17/12
If there's any doubt that Bobby Valentine won't be back as skipper of the Boston Red Sox, look no further than the move he pulled in the 7th inning of yesterday's 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Jon Lester was spinning a gem at that point but the offense wasn't able to do anything with Jays starter Brandon Morrow either. The Jays started the 7th with Brett Cecil on the mound who struck out Jarrod Saltalamacchia, surprise surprise. Brandon Lyon took over and got Ryan Lavarnway to fly out. Pedro Ciriaco got on base with a single and stole second with Jose Iglesias at the plate. So with a 2-2 count on Iglesias and Ciriaco in scoring position, Valentine decided that it would be best to pinch-hit for Iglesias with Daniel Nava. The move failed though as Nava grounded back to Lyon to end the inning. The Blue Jays would finally break through against Lester in the bottom half of the inning to the tune of three runs making the move by Valentine all the more curious. Here's my ...
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