tal1286 wrote:you guys think that the reason for the injury could be that he's warming up/pitching differently in the closer's role and that his arm is better suited for starting for some reason?
Has this already been discussed somewhere?
I definitely think so. The guy goes from being a starter and never on the DL, to all of a sudden being used on 18 of the next 36 days, and lands on the DL.
it's not the number of innings pitched so much as the warming up that can get you. If you don't do it right - and completely - every time, you'll get hurt trying to throw that hard. On the 18th day as a closer, he wasn't completely ready, and got hurt.