tianyi86 wrote:You need to understand that different players play different roles in baseball. Closers are suppose to pitch when they are up by 3 runs or less and to close games. Mid relievers are suppose to pitch the mid/late innings of game or a tie game that looks like its going to go into extra innings, i.e. mike timlin's role today.
Ummm.... I was kind of hoping that this was sarcastic, but I don't think it was.
When the game is on the line, you want your best players in. It's about doing the job, not pointing to a job title. Kemper was absolutely right.
p.s. As far as, "roles" go, Timlin went in and got the save on Thursday because Paps had pitched three days in a row.