Tennessee Jed wrote:If I'm Bobby V, Middlebrooks is in my lineup until he forces me to bench him. Youkilis hasn't shown me that he automatically deserves the starting gig once he comes back. Wally Pipp'd.
I'm pissed I ran out of pickups last week when Longo and Panda went on my DL, I wanted to pick up Middlebrooks to replace them asap and have missed 3 homeruns and a steal.
All my holds guys are turning into closers and it's kind of starting to irritate me. I know 99 percent of owners right now would love to have my problem, but my closers aren't the ones getting injured!
Izenhart wrote:Lynn pulled after 5 up 7-0. One out into the 6th its 7-5, go ahead run at home plate
Well, he did have 91 pitches through those 5 IP, and his usually impeccable control was not there. My guess is they figured, up 7-0, it made sense to limit Lynn's workload and let the bullpen finish it up. Obviously it appears to have backfired, but I can at least see the reasoning behind the move.