Re: Chapman and Broxton not available tomorrow?
2. Still no one has addressed the issue of why can't Broxton or Chapman pitch more than 1 inning in a game?
3. Except for my previous question #2, I have no problem with going all out to win the game. I just don't see why when Broxton or Chapman has a 1-2-3 inning and a 3-run lead, why they can't be brought back out for the final inning. And if they get in trouble, THEN bring in the other guy.
I'll address it. It's allocation of innings and potential long recovery time.
Brox and Chappy pitched on Saturday. If either of them then pitches two innings on Sunday, when is that pitcher ready to go again? Possibly could (or should) involve resting the next two days.
By keeping them to an inning most games, they are usually available if necessary. Even today, if Chappy or Broxton is truly needed, one or both could probably go. That's the theory.
I like multi-innings relievers. Lecure can do it. Parra. Simon. Maybe Hoover who was a starter years ago.
But these tend to be different people - not your main short relievers.
Last edited by Kc61; 04-08-2013 at 11:36 AM.