Agreed. If you have a top 3 pitcher, you absolutely don't play matchups. That's ridiculous. Unless I hear definitive news of an injury, he's getting the start. He's much more likely to toss a gem (regardless of opponent or setting) than he is to get smacked around, as his track record would strongly suggest. I'd much rather have a stinker or 2 added in with his dominant outings than miss out on his big nights trying to out think myself.
Honestly, and I don't have anything to back this up, I think a lot of people are trying to connect too many dots to come to a negative conclusion about Webb's poor performance: the dead arm comment, the comebacker, the innings, etc. My opinion is that he just had a rough start. It happens to everyone. I'm not ready to panic until he throws a couple stinkers out there.
Again, I'm not saying there's absolutely nothing wrong, I'm just suggesting that no one do anything crazy at this point. I'll be starting him with confidence his next time out.
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