bigh0rt wrote:a) Harang, your current Ace, for his 5th inning of the day, who had thrown 63 pitches already, and 166 in the last 3 days?
bigh0rt wrote:b) Cueto, future Ace, who had thrown 114 pitches 4 days prior, and was supposed to start the following day?
(But you have to agree that throwing a guy a couple innings on 4 days rest is a far better idea than throwing a guy on less than 2 days rest, right?) (At least give me that).
bigh0rt wrote:It actually appears from the game log, that Dusty was out of bench bats, as well, so throwing one of them out there as an option c) seems out the window, as well.
This has been said, put one of the guys from the field out there.
Like I've said.....and said....Just because you are in a bad situation does not
mean that you make a bad decision. Do whatever you can do that doesn't include throwing a young are that pitched 40 hours earlier. Period.
I've posed the question.....would it have been ok to insert Saturday's starting pitcher?
To me Volquez throwing late Friday night and the guy who threw early Saturday are about the same.
bigh0rt wrote:but is it not as important to keep your true future Ace on schedule and not throw him out of the pen on short rest?
Yes, yes, yes.
Cut your losses....take your loss and move on. I've made it very clear that jeopardizing one of your top arms, be it Harang, Volquez, Cueto, is not a good idea for one game.
I've reiterated that point like 9 times throughout this thread.
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