The Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies both faced interesting managerial decisions at the end of the May. Here is a look at how both teams handled the decision:
On May 29th the Colorado Rockies announced the firing of then manager Clint Hurdle. At the time the Rockies were 18-28 and in fifth place in the National League West race.
The Rockies then responded by going 21-7 in the month of June and haven't had a losing month since.
Today they are 89-68, and three wins away from clinching the National League wild card race.
The Indians were 21-29 on May 29th, dropping a 3-1 game to Andy Pettitte and the Yankees.
They were 9-18 in June and 12-12 in July and had their only winning month of the season in August going 15-12. They are 6-20 in the month of September.
Could things have been different if the Indians reached a decision to fire Wedge earlier? Did the firing of Clint Hurdle aide in inspiring the Rockie players? You tell us.