Rounders wrote:He had pitched 2 days before - but 7 days before that. I understand that you have to keep him sharp - but to only give him one day off then bring him back in garbage time - i guess i don't understand that one. What if they have a Save Op tonite? He's now pitched twice in 3 days (46 pitches), would they bring him back for 3 times in 4 days? It is Washington after all, so they're definately playing a team they can beat finally.
It certainly was a questionable move.
But speaking as someone who watched the game, and saw how he pitched, he didn't look too bad. He was facing a Mets lineup that is absolutely on fire right now. And Tankersley didn't look that great either, so there is no reason to worry at this point.