Well, in case someone missed this, Marshall was throwing in the bullpen today, said he felt good.
I think they said the plan was for him to throw again on Sunday (or maybe they said Saturday).
Anyhow, looks like Marshall is on schedule
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
Remember the story about Bob Gibson? A guy who most people thought had a superman arm would almost cry in pain the day after pitching if someone shook his hand wrong.
Pitching is hard. Much respect.
Those who know about arm/shoulder issues, what's really going on here?
I think this is the reason why Baker is using Marshall basically as a LOOGY.
If he overuses him, he might miss the season.
Better to limit his use and get some effective use in high leverage situations than lose him entirely.
Another example of fans not having the same info as the team.
But I disagree with Fay's suggestion here because it wasn't simply a matter of Marshall or Latos. There are other relief pitchers.
Marshall was the ideal choice, true, but Dusty should have relieved Latos that inning - even if Sean wasn't available. Fortunately, it worked out ok.
As for Dusty's general use of Marshall, injury or no, I endorse it. Marshall is especially tough on lefties, should mostly face lefties. There are other guys to focus on the righties.
Last edited by Kc61; 05-22-2013 at 06:07 PM.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.