Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Who knows, but watch to see what is said after the game vis a vis Latos getting pulled. I found it odd myself, I wonder if he opted out or didnt have the eye of the tiger.
Maybe someone updated this.
Dusty basically said that Latos was getting close to 100 pitches, which is kind of a danger zone for Matt. Dusty said that the Cubs had a few hard hit balls later in the game. Dusty said basically he prefers to start the inning with Chapman, as opposed to waiting for Latos to get in trouble, and then bringing in Chapman with men on base.
I know you aren't cricizing Dusty, but it made sense.
If Chapman is good to go, might as well use him.
The only alternative I could see was maybe using Broxton, since Broxton warmed up the inning before when Latos got men on base. But that's not a criticisim. I know they want to be gentle with Broxton.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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