Marlins do best work under pressure

Updated: October 6, 2003, 10:35 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • This down-to-the-wire stuff is nothing new to the Florida Marlins, who advanced in the playoffs with two victories decided on the final play. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes that they've been doing this all year and cites examples of some of their more scintillating late-inning work.

  • What is this obsession some managers have with bringing a horde of pitchers to the postseason? While the tail end of their number rot away in the bullpen with nothing to do, the manager's ability to maneuver is greatly reduced. Bill Madden of the New York Daily News believes this very thinking cost Felipe Alou a shot at tying up the NLDS against Florida.
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