Twitter blasts Bob Melvin for questionable decisions in AL Wild Card Game

By Vincent Frank
Danielle Parhizkaran/ via USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin has worked wonders with his roster throughout the 2018 season. It led to 97 wins during the regular year and a spot in the American League Playoffs.

Unfortunately, Melvin’s in-game decisions in the AL Wild Card Game against the New York Yankees were questionable, at best.

Not only did the skipper go with Liam Hendriks as the “opener” at Yankee Stadium, he decided to bring in an erratic Fernando Rodney instead of All-Star closer Blake Treinen with the A’s down just 2-0 in the bottom of the six.

Rodney ultimately let both men he faced each base while throwing a wild pitch in the process. Once Treinen did come in, the Yankees were up 3-0. He’d allow three more runs to score before the sixth was even over.

Needless to say, Twitter didn’t cut Melvin any slack.