wyweb - 7:11 pm on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0)
Well, you've got an arm... that's obvious. Those are some good numbers. 14 Ks in one game is good in anybodys book.
And throwing two complete games in one night? I'm surprised your manager let you do that. It sounds like you had some stuff and if I'd been coaching I'd have sat you down after one. Unless I just didn't have anybody else in the pen.
In the bigs they don't even like aces going a full 9. As you're aware, they have middle relief and closers and if you've pitched 7 innings of good ball, they'll sit you down. They don't wanna wear you out.
If you're getting hit it's a different story. If you're throwing 14 Ks, you're not getting hit though and a good manager won't let you get hit either. He'll give you some rest and bring in his relief.
What was your rotation anyway?
If I was managing, I wouldn't let you pitch both games. Not a friggin chance. I'd make sure you had some rest and some whirlpool time. I'd even get the team Dr. to ice your arm up and give you at least 3 days time off. 4 if I could. If my bullpen was deep enough, that's exactly what I'd do. You don't burn your aces up, I don't care how many games you're back or how much you need a win. You've gotta keep your starters strong. You'll need them in the stretch.
It's fine if they're throwing strong in April. You need them throwing strong in August too.