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I know it's irrational to latch onto one thing and complain about how it represents Buddy Bell's idiocy. I think two events in this game pretty well capture it though:

Fourth inning. 2-2. No outs, runners on first and second. Alex Gordon lays down a sacrifice bunt.

Sixth inning. 2-2. One out, runner on third. Alex Gordon is intentionally walked.

The pitcher was the same in the two situations.

Here's what this means: both managers would rather have John Buck hitting than Alex Gordon, in basically equivalent situations. In the fourth, Buddy was willingly creating a situation that the Angles preferred.

Note: By no means do I think Scioscia is a good manager, but I think Bell comes off worse here.

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