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Dodgers' Joe Torre won't second-guess himself

October 14, 2008 |  1:20 pm

Joe Torre

In the wake of the Dodgers' 7-5 loss to the Phillies on Monday, Dodgers Manager Joe Torre is being second-guessed all over Southern California, from his decision to take out starting pitcher Derek Lowe after five innings to his choices about which relievers he used and when.

But Torre said he did not second-guess any of his decisions, either on his ride home from Dodger Stadium or as he replayed the game in his mind on Tuesday morning.

"You wish the result was different," Torre said today at Dodger Stadium. "If we all know results, we certainly say, 'Yeah, maybe I should have done that and done this.' But, with what I had at hand and knowing what I wanted to do, the only thing I'd like to change is the result.

"I have a two-run lead in the seventh inning, the game's in my court and then the winning home run is hit off my closer. I don't know what I could say to myself that would change what I would do, to be honest with you."

-- Bill Shaikin

Photo: Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Joe Torre speaks at a news conference today in Los Angeles. Credit: David J. Phillip / Associated Press