Blue Jays manager John Gibbons' controversial decision to pitch ace David Price out of the bullpenwith a six-run lead during Monday'sAL Division Series Game 4 against the Rangerswasn't much of a decision at all.With Shin-Soo Choo, a nemesis of knuckleballing starterR.A. Dickey, looming on deck Steven Souza Jersey ,Gibbons said he wasn't taking any chances of squandering the lead and Toronto's shot at a Game 5. It workedthe Blue Jays won 8-4 but the move further fueled critics of Gibbons' managerial calls so far this postseason, especially nowthat Price won't be available to pitch in Wednesday's series decider.MORE: Five takeaways from Game 4 | Best ALDS photos"The way I looked at it, (the knuckleball) was starting to roll around that top a little bit," Gibbons told reporters after the game. "One thing I've learned over the years is sometimes the best way to win games is don't let the team get back into it."It was hard for me to do, but I thought that was the best way to win the game Corey Dickerson Jersey tokeep them from coming back."Dickey was done after 4 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run on five hits.Choo is batting.364 (4 for 11) lifetime against Dickey and already had two hits Monday. Price,who'd started Game 1 of the series three days earlier, retired Choo on a popup to end the inning, but helabored through the rest of his three-inning stint. He allowedsix hits and three earned runs as the Rangers closed the Blue Jays' lead to 8-4 by the time he exited in the eighth.Price, who is set to become a free agent this offseason, wound up throwing 50 pitches and won't be available to pitch in any capacity in Game 5. He figured to get the start against Rangers left-handerCole Hamels, but Gibbons will instead turn to sophomore right Marcus Stromanfor a rematch of Game 2."Really I thought it was a pretty good strategy," Gibbons said."It wasn't a popular one but I Sergio Romo Jersey thought that was the best way to go. It's all about winning, I thought, you know."

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MLB playoffs 2015: John Gibbons says decision to pitch David Price ‘about winning’

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons’ controversial decision to pitch ace David Price out of the bullpenwith a six-run lead during Monday’sAL Division Series Game 4 against the Rangerswasn’t much of a decision at all.With Shin-Soo Choo, a nemesis of knuckleballing starterR.A. Dickey, looming on deck Steven Souza Jersey ,Gibbons said he wasn’t taking any chances of squandering the lead and Toronto’s shot at a Game 5. It workedthe Blue Jays won 8-4 but the move further fueled critics of Gibbons’ managerial calls so far this postseason, especially nowthat Price won’t be available to pitch in Wednesday’s series decider.MORE: Five takeaways from Game 4 | Best ALDS photos »The way I looked at it, (the knuckleball) was starting to roll around that top a little bit, » Gibbons told reporters after the game. « One thing I’ve learned over the years is sometimes the best way to win games is don’t let the team get back into it. »It was hard for me to do, but I thought that was the best way to win the game Corey Dickerson Jersey tokeep them from coming back. »Dickey was done after 4 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run on five hits.Choo is batting.364 (4 for 11) lifetime against Dickey and already had two hits Monday. Price,who’d started Game 1 of the series three days earlier, retired Choo on a popup to end the inning, but helabored through the rest of his three-inning stint. He allowedsix hits and three earned runs as the Rangers closed the Blue Jays’ lead to 8-4 by the time he exited in the eighth.Price, who is set to become a free agent this offseason, wound up throwing 50 pitches and won’t be available to pitch in any capacity in Game 5. He figured to get the start against Rangers left-handerCole Hamels, but Gibbons will instead turn to sophomore right Marcus Stromanfor a rematch of Game 2. »Really I thought it was a pretty good strategy, » Gibbons said. »It wasn’t a popular one but I Sergio Romo Jersey thought that was the best way to go. It’s all about winning, I thought, you know. »

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