Originally Posted by traderumor
I do. Pitchers go through tough stretches also. Concluding that "he is tired, should be skipped, is ineffective because he needs rest" is reactionary. If he gets knocked around the yard tonight after 3 or 4 innings, then let's talk. But making conclusions after a rough 1st inning is a knee jerk reaction.
Although it is the game thread, so knee jerk reactions are pretty common.
I'd also leave it up to the powers that be. It could be a legitimate issue or it could be one of those things. The FO is likely aware of his struggles and I would guess that, if the feeling is that he is dragging a bit, he'll get some rest. But if their analysis is that he is throwing the same as he was a month ago, he might still be throwing throughout Sept.