Steve isn't the only one that can have fun . . .
After last night's mysterious 493 pitch outing for Chili Cheese Sabathia, Brewers fans are wondering if any surgeon will be able to reattach the Brewer ace's arm. You may recall me saying that the Brewers should absolutely abuse Sabathia, using him as often as possible and in as big of games as possible. Last night is not what I had in mind. Trotting Sabathia out to pitch a ninth inning when the Brewers had a 7-run lead was nuts. Keeping Sabathia in for the whole inning, after a couple of defensive blunders and with the game still well in hand, well, that's just fucking crazy.
This shows very little foresight by the Brewers manager, Red Yost. Planned properly, Sabathia could have pitched on 3-day's rest against Pittsburgh on Friday. Why is that important? Because then he could have pitched on 4-day's rest against the Cardinals on Wednesday. Sabathia will now very likely miss the two-game Cardinals series. Remember that the Cardinals have by far the best chance of beating the Brewers for the wild card. And remember what Sabathia did against the Cardinals last time he faced them. What should have been Sheets and Sabathia going against the Cardinals is now quite certainly Sheets and Parra. Not bad, but certainly not Sheets and Sabathia. It's little shit like that (oh, and the big factor of fucking with Sabathia's arm for no good reason) that may make the difference in what should be a very close finish for the wild card.
And I'll spare you all the need to ask the question. Yes, it was easier to draw Sabathia's arm falling off than Braun's rib falling out. And yes, Braun should sit every game until Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Labels: Extreme Injuries