jnormy wrote: The bigger question is, if NO win is worth hurting a young arm, why is Baker raked over the coals for making Volquez throw 131 pitches in 3 days while Terry Francona gets a free pass for allowing Lester to throw 130 pitches in ONE day?
If I have to explain the difference between a guy who is already "working out" doing more repetitions -versus- a guy who has worked out....broken down muscle tissue....then rested for a small period of time.....then there's really no point.
If you don't understand something as simple as that, there is really no need to continue here.
jnormy wrote: And since when is Volquez suddenly Johan Santana?
Not the point.....never been the point.....why am I even responding to something like this, LOL.
You completely missed MY point, so no need for the condescending tone. (You're far better at condescending than comprehending it seems.) What I was saying is that there are extenuating circumstances that lead managers to make decisions they might not ordinarily make. Do you think Francona would have considered it a good idea (or fans would have been on board with the decision) to let Lester throw 130 pitches if he didn't have the no-hitter going? Of course not! So, in comparison, in a normal situation of course Dusty shouldn't run Volquez out there two days after he pitched, but like the no-hitter, it was an unusual situation, so that changes the mindset completely.
And it's EXACTLY the point that you seem to be overvaluing Volquez by quite a bit here. Most people in the Reds organization (and elsewhere) consider Cueto their star pitcher of the future, not Volquez. Edinson's hardly the face of the franchise, and certainly not worth such an uproar as you're making just because he was asked to work some extra innings in a pinch.