Friday, September 18, 2009

You Can Pitch, But We'll Be Watching You Closely. Honest!

According to Adam McCalvy's Twitter page the plan for the rest of Yovani Gallardo's season is for him to start on Sunday (on a limited pitch count) for his last start of the year. Gallardo has thrown approximitely 74,000 pitches this season, with his pitch counts especially high lately, when he can't seem to get out of the 5th inning without racking up 120 pitches.

Honestly, I don't see any good that can come of pitching him again. This seems like a half-assed decision - either let him pitch or shut him down. What is the purpose of tossing him out there? Are they trying to let him get to 200 K's on the season? The Brewers can't even say that the game has playoff implications for the other team. They're playing Houston. What if he is throwing a no-hitter? Will they pull him after 80 pitches or whatever?

Hopefully he won't get hurt and everything will be fine. But I'm on the record as saying this is a dumb move (except as a Gallardo fantasy baseball owner currently getting smoked in the playoffs - from that perspective I am all for this move).

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