Originally Posted by Nellie_Fox
I really think the Sox would have been better off if there was no such thing as September callups. There's no reason to be running 8, 9 pitchers out there every night, especially pitchers who weren't good enough to be on the 25 man roster before September. The old saying was that if you go to the bullpen often enough, you're going to find the guy who just doesn't have it that day. If you make a change, and the guy you bring in is getting people out, why make another change just for "matchups?"
I was thinking the same thing during the game. I mean, if this same game had happened a month ago, we'd have had to go to Jones, Crain or someone earlier instead of the stiffs. I don't know why we wouldn't treat it the same way here - other contending teams do.