Re: Why in hell was Jake taken out?
posted at 8/4/2013 10:59 AM EDT
In response to craze4sox's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
Wow. Really tough crowd on this board. I thought taking Peavy out was pretty obvious after the opening single. When Breslow gave up the single against a lefty batter, I thought Tazawa made sense. Tazawa gave up a single but got three outs and is now branded as totally useless and his manager an idiot.
Like I said, tough crowd.
I dont think hes an idiot Max, but I think I have a valid arguement when Taz was used for 2IP last night, already has a ton of IP, and hasnt looked very sharp. There are fresh arms in that pen and we are going to NEED Taz in sept and Oct.. He has 50IP already with 2 months left and then the playoffs. He threw 44IP last year. farrell cant just keep throwing him out there like this and expect to see good results. hes going to hit a wall.
Maybe Im overreacting, but 50IP on aug 3rd is a lot and with 2BS recently Im a bit concerned.
The guy spread out 4 hits through 7 innings I don't think giving up a single was worth panicking over if it was Dempster a totally different story. I also think this team needs a long relief guy like possibly Workman in the pen when guys like Demp do fall apart in the fouth or fifth inning. It may have saved us a few games this season.
Taz has been very hittable. he has more hits than IP. His velocity was down for a few games, but seems to have come back. He leaves the ball up a lot this year which gives me heartburn when he pitches. I like taz bur hes making things interesting this year when he pitches.
Farrell didnt need to use him as much in July, partially because of the ASG, but had 13+IP in april 11IP in may and 13+IP in June. If hes used a lot down the stretch, like I said, he could easily touch 80IP before the playoffs even start. Sorry, but that worries me.
he had 86IP last year, so he can do it. Im usually pretty level headed during the year but I just seem to get a bit antsy when august comes around...