sammyfan711 wrote:On the Dusty Baker show before the game he did mention that he needed some solid innings out of "Big Z" today. With the next off day on Thursday, he was playing for the long haul.
He also mentioned how the naysayers will second guess him no matter what. Talking about pulling Prior yesterday, he brought up how people criticized him for wearing down his arm last year. So he pulls him yesterday and people complained when Mercker gave up the 3-run dinger.
Don't worry Dusty I'm still with you: the important part is they won both games!
95 pitches or so for Prior after he has been back for a while seems fine to me. Prior looked good and should of faced Beltran.
Zambrano throwing over 120+ pitches when he already had problems with his forearm is a lot different.
There is plenty of reason for people to second guess him IMO.