I noticed that there's a high number of All-Star pitchers who are also starting today (the Sunday before ASG). The list includes Lincecum, Hamels, Kazmir, Webb, Duchscherer, and Dempster. Will these guys' managers handle them any differently because they will also throw an inning or two on Tuesday, especially if they might start (Webb or Hamels) or if they are young guys whose workload is being closely managed (Lincecum)? Think they will be held to 5 IP no matter what?
Also, do you think that knowing they might/will pitch on Tuesday will have any effect on these guys' performances today? Is there any correlation between being in the all-star game and its impact on the Sunday-before starts?
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