Wow, Owings already pulled. Ramirez gets the call here in the 4th.
Ramon Ramirez is in to replace Owings.
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Wow. Blanton punks Rosales on 3 pitches. Anyone still think EE should be required to "take back" third from Rosales?
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I wonder what that does to Saturday's starter? Bailey? Maloney? or someone else?
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So who pitches on Saturday night??
So if Volquez can't go Saturday, somebody new has to come from AAA. Bailey or Maloney. I'm guessing Maloney.
Who gets sent out? Could be Ramirez sent right back down to AAA. Or it could be Lincoln for some long toss DL time.
Or Volquez could just go on the DL to make room for the new guy.
I'm not going to claim that today's outing is proof that Owings should have been rested. Philly's tough on anybody, especially a righty with borderline stuff like Owings has. But I will say that I am not surprised by what has happened.yes, in retrospect Dusty shouldn't have pitched him, but it's not the crime of the century.
My main objection is that the entire starting rotation could have been set up better from today through Saturday. And the BP could have been fortified by disabling Volquez and bringing up Fisher or another penner. They were short-staffed while Massett was hurt and still active, and they're right back to the same situation now because they're going to "wait and see" with Volquez. To me, it's a pattern of inaction, and I find it, if not the crime of the century, somewhat incriminating of the team's management.
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Mr. Ramirez chucking strikes. Like the change in narrative.