toofunnyy wrote:McKeon is a moron.
You don't let a guy who wears out pitch CGs. Yes I understand pitch counts. But each inning is another warm up, another cool off on the bench, then back up. The fact he has pitched 8+ innings 7 times is insane. He should be yanked out in the 6th/7th inning regardless of pitch count. You ride your guys hard in august/sept when you need them. Not April and May.
He'll be fired tomorrow anyway.
Couldn't disagree more with almost everything you wrote. First, McKeon has lost the team and needs to go at this point (I do agree with you there) but he's no moron. The guy did a masterful job of leading this team to a world title just two years ago, and he didn't suddenly get stupid. He is, however, a prettyy abrasive guy at times and his "old school" mentality has caused a deep chasm between Trader Jack and his players. So he'll have to be replaced.
As for Willis, his problem is not in any way, shape or form fatigue. The early season CG's aren't the problem, it's his goofy mechanics. I did not see him tonight, but in his previous two starts many of the contrivances that he had eliminated earlier were back again.
I'll even submit that Willis is TOO strong right now, and not worn down. In the previous two starts, he basically coudn't get any sinking action and that's often an issue when a guy is a little too rested, not the reverse.