Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski
I have no probs with Dusty's handling of Harang tonight.
We've lost our second straight one run game to the Phils after winning two against the Braves. Say what you will about baseball and stats but, they do seem to even out.
Tonight was the first time in a long time that I was actually angry at Phillips. He had an awful night at the plate.
Bruce actually looked human but still had a .500 OBP.
Our bullpen is pitching better and better. Liked what I saw out of Herrera.
Tomorrow night is a must-have. With the June schedule we have in front of us we cannot start 0-3 on this roadie, especially when we could easily have won either prior game.
How can you say that? Harang struggled in his last outing since he pitched extra innings in San Diego. Most managers wouldn't have given their starter and extra day off. But they couldn't since Volquez pitched extra innings as well. Now he puts Harang out on regular rest and expects him to be effective after a hundred pitches. I don't get it. For the most part, unless you're mechanics allow you to or you are absolutely dominating the opponent, I don't think pitchers should generally go out the inning if they've reached 100.