Darkie Satchels wrote:But with 7 plus spread with only one out to go to get a win for Zam, you think he'd let him work his way through it. I'm all about watching the pitch count as well, but this wasn't a count issue. He should have pulled a Bobby Knight - not called a time out and let his players figure out how to get themselves out of a mess.
Not a pitch count issue? He was well over 100 pitches on opening day wasn't he? That seems a little extreme already, and it's only the first day! I think pulling him was the only option. Zam was really upset with the umpire, and Arizona was one swing of the bat away from making it a 3 run deficit. He did what he had to, I don't think Dusty cares how many "wins" Carlos gets.