Melvin stays with Owings, and pays for it

Originally Published: October 15, 2007
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

DENVER -- The fickle nature of baseball dictates that often an inning, a game, a series can hinge on one manager's decision to leave a pitcher in a game while the other manager decides to take his pitcher out.

Only now does it appear logical that Arizona manager Bob Melvin should have taken starter Micah Owings out of Monday night's game in the fourth inning -- before Owings allowed a game-deciding, three-run home run to Rockies slugger Matt Holliday that bounced into the ...

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