Sandberg Told Brown, Buchanan ‘This Is The Way It Is’
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Domonic Brown and David Buchanan were not happy after the Phillies 6-5 loss on Saturday to the Cardinals.
Brown, after misplaying a fly ball and committing an error in the 6th inning of a 2-2 game, was replaced by Grady Sizemore in the 7th inning. After the game, Brown expressed his frustration.
“I mean, I’m not out there every day, so it’s kind of tough coming off the bench,” Brown said Saturday. “I’m doing the best I can out there. I’m trying to catch every ball, and if I can’t catch it, it’s gonna fall. But I’m definitely going out there and playing as hard as possible.”
Buchanan expressed similar displeasure with manager Ryne Sandberg, after he was removed from Saturday’s game in the 5th inning despite throwing just 90 pitches.
“That caught me off guard, honestly,” Buchanan said on being taken out of the game Saturday. “I didn’t expect that. I wasn’t too happy about it. But I can’t control that. I just do what I’m told. And I go for as long as I can. Unfortunately, that was only five innings tonight.”
Sandberg joined the 94WIP Morning Show on Monday, and said he has spoken directly with both Brown and Buchanan.
“Well, I just dealt with it, took care of it right away and had conversations and that’s really all it took,” Sandberg said Monday morning on the 94WIP Morning Show. “I mean, it’s still about coaching and teaching a little bit, about circumstances and different things. The next morning, I called them in, had conversations—it was a lot a way one way conversations coming from me. So, it was all taken care of.”
What exactly did Sandberg say?
“Well, this is the way it is, this is why it’s this way,” Sandberg said. “And so, it was actually taken by both guys very well. Like I said, it was a coaching moment to teach them some things. So it was all good and then they went out, took the field, and played another good game on a home stand where we played some pretty good baseball.”
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