Originally Posted by MikeThierry
It might be in part because outside of the 8th and 9th innings, he doesn't trust the bullpen.
I believe it was more that MM wanted to reward Lynn by giving him the opportunity to be in line for the win.
If someone had told me in the second inning that Lynn would go 7 innings, I would have asked them to pass it over.
Matheny is usually pretty good with his pitchers, last weekend notwithstanding. It's hard to pull a pitcher when he's pitching a shut out, and I offered my opinion about last night.