One quick tid bit over that first half inning with Manny at the Plate and Zobrist at second.
Manny is a spray hitter, but over the years the bat speed is not really as good as it use to be and with this in mind, here is how I would pitch and what acutally happened.
1st pitch - I would work outside, likely a change-up to keep Manny thinking over the at bat. I want him to rush and top the ball for a ground out. (Result - Sinker away and foul that Manny hit off his front foot).
2nd pitch - I am up on him and he is guessing. He does not want to be jammed and will try to get the bat head out quickly seeing that he lost the timing on the hard sinker. I want to throw a fastball, but up in the zone and get him into an upper cut swing. I think he may not pick it up and simply take the chance on ball/strike. (Result - Fastball, but not as high as I would have liked. He flated the swing for a solid line drive, but into the hands of Hardy).
Britton can work hitters and has a sound game, simply needs to loose the gitters and he was overly erractic in his desired location at times.