Re: 8/8- Reds @ Cubs, "The Super Sunday Special" "Going for the sweep"
Originally Posted by mth123
OK. Different beliefs I guess. I think an inning saved today is more in the tank for October. I want these guys not only available but not gassed when the play-offs role around. Not really worrried about saving Fisher and Bray for St. Louis. I don't think they should have brought in Rhodes or anything. But if Fisher goes a couple today and they need the pen a lot tomorrow they have guys ready in AAA who may be better than a couple on the roster now anyway.
That's a reasonable thought. My only problem with this line of thinking is it could essentially be extended so that Wood doesn't throw more than 70 or 60 or 50 pitches in any start.
It's one thing to worry about pitch counts when a guy is struggling with command and has thrown 90 to 100 pitches. Wood went into the 7th having thrown 58 pitches. If you don't pull him there, than I fail to see why you pull him after 4 batters and maybe 12 pitches. At least based on pitch counts by themselves.
He was getting lit up which is the reason I had no problem with him being pulled, but lets not act like sending a guy out with fewer than 60 pitches is going to kill his arm in October.
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