mlb.com wrote:"I asked him if we was OK," Baker said. "That was his last batter. He had thrown a lot of pitches, and we certainly didn't want to hurt him. If I had to go to the mound, I was going to ask around the field who else could pitch. It was almost like a Little League game out there at that point."
I get it. Ace pitchers = unimportant, quite easily replacable. That's why you have prospects at AAA. But backup SS; irreplacable. You don't have guys sitting around at AAA waiting to be backup middle infielders