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#21 Posted on 6.7.05 1519.28
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    Originally posted by BigSteve
    Because in 2002, the game ended as a tie because the teams ran out of pitchers. Never mind that they could have allowed pitchers to re-enter the game or something like that. They just need to make sure that that doesn't happen again.

The problem is all the warming up that pitchers do before they play. And then when they're done, they rest. Bringing a guy back in after he has started his post-pitching routine can mess him up. And no one wants to see someone get hurt in the All-Star game.
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#22 Posted on 11.7.05 1142.37
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Well it looks like it's gonna be Carpenter and Buehrle on Tuesday night.

I saw a rationale somewhere, though I don't think it was directly from LaRussa, that puts the Carpenter selection in perspective.

With Piazza the starting catcher, you may not want Clemens starting due to their history. Pedro is out of the game. Saving Willis for later in the game, when batterymate Paul Loduca is in the game, may be a good idea as well.

Which isn't to say outright that Carpenter isn't deserving on his own merits. He may be the hottest pitcher (if not player) in baseball right now and, I'd say, has emerged over the past season and a half as one of the best pitchers in the National League.

(edited by TheBucsFan on 11.7.05 1243)
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#23 Posted on 11.7.05 1500.47
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    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    Well it looks like it's gonna be Carpenter and Buehrle on Tuesday night.

    I saw a rationale somewhere, though I don't think it was directly from LaRussa, that puts the Carpenter selection in perspective.

    With Piazza the starting catcher, you may not want Clemens starting due to their history. Pedro is out of the game. Saving Willis for later in the game, when batterymate Paul Loduca is in the game, may be a good idea as well.

    Which isn't to say outright that Carpenter isn't deserving on his own merits. He may be the hottest pitcher (if not player) in baseball right now and, I'd say, has emerged over the past season and a half as one of the best pitchers in the National League.

    (edited by TheBucsFan on 11.7.05 1243)


Yeah, that's exactly why I thought LaRussa did it like that. If I were picking the two best, I'd have gone with Halladay vs. Willis. Obviously Halladay is out, so Buerhle (or even Garland) is a good choice to start for the AL. I think that Buerhle is vastly underrated so it's good to see him get some recognition.

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