AKhomebrewer wrote:The guy who's really on summer hiatus is Duchscherer ... one appearance in the last eight days. Maybe they're trying to save his arm for the stretch run, but it seems Calero and Witasick are beginning to share some of his work.
If you think of it from a non-fantasy perspective, it's probably a smart move by the A's to limit these guys' innings at this point in the season.
With Kiko coming back solid from his injury and looking like his 04 self, along with Witasick flat out dominating since coming over, Duch looks like he could be in middle relief. Sure is a nice 6th-9th inning lineup in the pen. A's pen is pretty flexible and with the lng relief they have in there they can affod to keep not only the relievers but the starter's arms fresh down the stretch.