Originally Posted by malcontent
Matheny and Wainwright can say his previous start (128 pitches?) didn't affect him last night, but I think it may have.
Yeah they are certainly toeing that line......
Wainwrights ego will never allow him to admit it if it did affect him negatively. As it's his ego that keeps him in the game longer. It's already been shown a few times this year that Waino has pushed back against Matheny when trying to pull him or after pulling him.
I think this is an area that Matheny still needs maturing... He wears the daddy pants, he can tell wainwright to sit down for the betterment of the ball club.
He has a big expensive contract with the Cards.... unless they want him to turn into another Chris Carpenter they should really keep that guy in check. Don't want to keep putting him in situations where he can possibly overthrow his arm, and 4 days rest isn't long enough so he keeps doing cumulative damage.
Waino is not a bad guy, but his ego bothers me.