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Dodgers: Walker Buehler Talks About Kevin Cash’s Big Mistake Pulling Blake Snell

“I know certainly, I would have been a little upset if it was me.”



When we look back at the 2020 World Series between the Dodgers and Rays, there are certain moments that fans will never forget. Unfortunately for Kevin Cash, one of those moments was a big mistake that he made. 

Cash came in to remove Blake Snell in the bottom of the 6th inning of Game 6, much to everyone’s surprise. Snell had allowed just 2 base hits and had struck out 9 Dodgers when Cash came in to remove him. 

What happened after that? The Dodgers scored a couple of runs to take the lead and eventually win the World Series. While Cash has tried to justify the fact that Snell hasn’t had much luck the third time through the batting order, his move is still being heavily questioned. 

Walker Buehler made an appearance on the Rich Eisen Show this past week, and he was asked about the move. While everyone knows how happy the Dodgers were to see Snell exit, Buehler also understands his frustrations. 

I think you want to go deep[in games] and help your team win and he certainly was doing that. And I’m sure he felt like he could continue to do that. It’s not really my place to say what they did and what’s right or wrong or whatever. I know certainly, I would have been a little upset if it was me obviously, but you know it is what it is. We got lucky and scored a couple of runs and beat a really good team.

There will always be talks of what could have been for the Rays and Blake Snell. But the simple fact of the matter is that the Dodgers are the World Series Champions for 2020, and there’s no going back on that decision now. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. And if he left Snell in to face Betts and Betts hit a home run, Cash would be asked why did he leave Snell in when he was going to face the Dodger batting order for the third time.

    • Bruh that is the stupidest argument I’ve heard so far. Did you even see Mookie’s first two at-bats against Snell? I’m a HUGE Dodgers fan, but even I know Betts looked like a 3rd grader against Snell.

    • The top three guys in the Dodger order were 0 for 6 with every one of the six at bats a strike out. As Forrest Gump said, stupid is as stupid does. Pulling Snell was incredibly stupid. He only had 73 pitches and could have continued to shut down the Dodgers for two more innings.

  2. And there would’ve been an argument for that decision. There was no valid baseball argument to be made for the decision to pull him there.

  3. Cash got caught reading all the stories about how smart he is. This was a bone-headed move.

  4. I really think if Austin Barnes didnt get that hit, he would have stuck with him. He got the hit on pitch 73. The numbers show that after 75 pitches and the 3rd time through Snell gets worse BUT he was on his A+ game. The top of the order was 0-6 with 6 K’s. I would have taken the chance and see if he could get through them one more time. Even if he did stick with him, there was no guarantee the outcome would have been different. How many times did we see Kershaw pitch great, then fall apart right about that same time? Too many,

    At the end of the Day the Dodgers offense played great.They beat up a great Rays pitching staff.

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