Originally Posted by HUHUH
No comment on bullpen tactics but this concern about bullpen management:
Only six games into the season, going into your first series in St. Louis, biggest division rival, and you say you need your starter to go deep because the bullpen is depleted.
The starters have gone 6 innings plus each game. Dusty didn't plan on every game being close save one, and that 16 inning game.
You'll note that the bullpen will get over taxed a number of times during the season. It happens.
The Cards bullpen is also overtaxed right now. And it shows.
And by going deep Dusty meant he needed 6 innings from him.