deerayfan072 wrote:Thing is though, Jackson was fine, he told them. Jackson gets stronger as the game goes on, even Maddon has said in the past they need to have him throw more pitches in a game. Maddons excuse that they pulled him b/c he pitched well and they did not want him to go out and lose confidence in the 7th was crap. Edwin can pitch 130, especially since he has had many games this year in which he only pitched 50. He is fresh and when going well i think they should leave him in. Especially when he says he is fine and can stay in the game and wants to stay in the game.
I don't agree with Maddon pulling him for the reason of not losing his confidence, but I do agree with pulling him at the 100 pitch count. Jackson might can pitch 130, but there is no need in it right now. Maybe in 09 if we are not 15 games behind the Sox, it could be a possibility, but not now when we need to keep him fresh and ready to pitch 175 innings this year.