Tony La Russa, White Sox manager, said that Trea Turner was not intentionally walked on 1-2 counts because it was a costly decision.

White Sox Tony La Russa, the manager of Tony La Russa stated that while Max Muncy After a six-inning intentional walk, he did strike out and hit a three-run homer. Trea Turner Chicago's 1-2 count 11-9 loss The Los Angeles Dodgers He defended his reasoning behind the call on Thursday.

After the event, it was down 6-5 Freddie Freeman In the sixth, a RBI single was hit by a left-hander Bennett SousaAfter bouncing a 0-2 slider, Freeman was able to take second. La Russa then ordered an intentional walk to Turner, who had already scored a run in the fifth.

Tony, he's got two strikes! One fan yelled.

Muncy, whose double-run run was a success Dylan Cease The Dodgers led 5-4 in the fifth. He then worked the count down to 2 and hit a slider into the opposite field, making it his fourth home run of the season.

La Russa stated after the match that he didn't believe he did anything wrong.

“Is it possible to question whether that was a good or bad move?” La Russa (77-year-old Hall of Famer) said. “Do you know what?” [Turner] Left-handed pitchers with 0-1 and two strikes are hit. Know what Muncy does with two strikes against left-handed pitching? Is that really a question you are asking? We had an open base, and Muncy was the guy behind him. That's a better matchup.

“Somebody may disagree, that's part of the beauty and appeal of this game. They are welcome to it. This was not a difficult call.

According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Turner is a .254 career hitter after a 1-2 count against a lefty pitcher, and this season he is hitting .333 (5-for-15) in such situations.

Muncy, who was unable to play in 11 of his previous games because of left elbow inflammation and had five RBIs during his return, reached the ball at.150 against Turner's.303.

Muncy said, “The baseball brain in me gets it.” “Obviously, it's been a good year. Trea's been really wonderful.

Muncy said, “At this moment, I was animated, and I'll leave it at that,”. “But at one time, I don’t know whether walking someone with two strikes in the right way is the best move.

“It gave me something I haven't had much of this year. In the past, I have always been the guy who [was] Very fiery, with a lot of edge. To be honest, it felt great to kind of get that back.

Turner claimed that La Russa made an unorthodox decision and that it threw him off his feet.

Turner stated, “I was just confused.” “I wasn't sure if I should go first or not, but they liked the matchup.”

Chicago was closed with two runs against it in the closing minutes Daniel HudsonThe White Sox needed 35 pitches to make it through the ninth. However, the White Sox were unable to overcome the Dodgers. With two out and one on, Yasmani Grandal popped out, and pinch-hitter Gavin Sheets This was followed by a game-ending pitch.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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