Good point big guy and rich,
Gaudin has not pitched forever. Why does'nt know it all Mike discuss this?
Mike is basically throwing the game and he is admitting as much.
You don't throw games in the world series.
CC , AJ , Pettite all deserve to pitch again this year if needed. Gaudin, a reject of bad teams, does not.
You don't put in Gaudin and give the Phills a chance to wake up their bats.
Mike is being dumb.
the back breaker for me is Gaudin not having pitched in over a month. What can you seriously expect from the guy? 4 innings?? Does he have 4 good innings in him?? To expect anything more then 4 innings would be really pushing it for guy starting his first postseason game....and not having pitched in 5 weeks. I mean a 2 year old should realize that Gaudin would have no command. So it would either go 1 of 3 ways.
1) he would have no command and would walk everyone in the building. (which he has done this year anyway)
2) he would have no command and he would leave fat pitches over the plate and the LH hitters for the phils would eat him alive.
3) BOTH 1 & 2. and then we just have a complete mess....Phillies hitters cream all over him and now their bats have come alive.