If they let him pitch with in the next week, I would be upset. This is ridiculous. If he was embarrassed about today, imagine what it would be like if he pitches again with a bad leg.Milton's thoughts
DUNEDIN -- Took a while, but we finally talked with Milton a few minutes ago. His right calf was heavily wrapped in ice, and you can guess what his mood was like.
"It’s hard for me to use my calf as an excuse for the way I was pitching," he said. "If I can throw the ball, I’m going to go out there and throw the ball. I’m not looking for a reason to come out of the game, that’s for sure."
Does he need to shut it down for a while to make sure he's healed completely before going back on the mound?
"For me, I’ve got to be out there. After today, I want to go back out there tomorrow and pitch. I’ve got to listen to the doctors and the trainers and do what they say, but if it was up to me, I’d be pitching tomorrow. Today was pretty much an embarrassment to me."
Does he not understand? Without strong legs he will never get anyone out. His embarrassment has been his fault because he not healthy (not his fault he is hurt, but that he is playing hurt). This is 100% selfish if he pitches hurt again. Unbelievable that this coaching staff lets this happen. If I were manager, he would not be pitching for atleast a week. He is now completely untrusting and could hurt the team completely after he said he felt great. If he goes out there unhealthy he could screw up his entire season. This guy is pathetic.