Phil Garner? Meet Tommy Lasorda
In 1985 Tommy Lasorda let Tom Niedenfuer pitch to Jack Clark with first base open in Game 6 of the NLCS.
In 2005 Phil Garner let Brad Lidge pitch to Albert Pujols, the best player in baseball, with two on, in a homerun hitters park, and with the Astros only one out away from their first trip to the World Series.
Let’s hope that Lidge doesn’t become the Donnie Moore of his generation.