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With two down and two on, Roenicke opted to go with Mark Kotsay as the potential tying run instead...

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With two down and two on, Roenicke opted to go with Mark Kotsay as the potential tying run instead of George Kottaras, who homered in both games he started since returning from the minors. Mired in a 0-for-15 skid, Kotsay grounded out on the first pitch from Farnsworth to end the game. "George was on deck," said Roenicke. "It’s just which guy you want to hit first." Obviously, Roenicke wanted Kotsay to bat first but he never explained why.

Tom Haudricourt