Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell was visibly furious when he was removed from Game 6 of the World Series after allowing only two hits over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday night.
Snell, who struck out nine batters, wasn't the only one perplexed by manager Kevin Cash yanking his ace. Baseball Twitter questioned the call almost immediately.
Right-hander Nick Anderson, who replaced Snell, immediately allowed a double to Mookie Betts, and, in what seemed like a blink of an eye, the Rays surrendered the lead soon after.
Talk then turned to how Cash was too reliant on analytics when deciding to replace a dominant-looking Snell.
But that's why you play nine innings. It's not over until that final out is recorded.