So, that settles it -- the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore finally got Davey Johnson to address the second guessing, and the upshot is that there is no second guessing Davey Johnson. Sorry, Drew Storen. Davey Johnson isn't willing to consider that he maybe made a mistake or two there in Game 5. Edwin Jackson? Davey doesn't give a rat's ass what you think. Not intentionally walking Kozma with Motte on deck? Davey doesn't give a rat's ass what you think.
"Let me tell you something. Any manager in baseball, they will tell you, if you can get to your closer with a lead, you’ve done good. I don’t give a rat’s [butt] what anybody else thinks. If it’s a one-run lead, a two-run lead, you did it. ...One thing, in all the years I’ve been managing, if I think about all the options I have in every minute of that game, I never second-guess myself. Anytime you get to your set-up guy and your closer, you get a lead with your closer in there, you’re good to go."
(Davey Johnson, via Nationals Journal, 10/16/2012)
Way to take one for your closer, Davey! See you in 2013...