Thursday, September 25, 2008

Game 158: Brewers 4 Pirates 2

On one hand last night, there was CC Sabathia. He's been known to wear down in the past (see: 2007 ALCS) and was pitching on short rest for the second time in as many starts last night. He looked tired in his two starts before last night. And he destroyed the Pirates with 11 strikeouts in seven innings. On the other hand is Paul Maholm, who also looked tired in his last start and has clearly started to lose his control on the strikezone. And yet, he was sent out to the mound to throw 95 pitches yesterday, resulting in six walks for the second start in a row and four runs on only two hits. Maybe he would've looked better if he got to pitch against the Pirates.