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Old 08-29-2013, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Tragg View Post
Reed has pitched 8/11 days and Jones 5/6 in these all important games for the race to 70 wins.
A professional please, Hahn.
Reed is on pace to pitch 77 2/3 innings this year. Last year he logged 55, and in 2011 his Minor league and Major League totals were a whopping 85 2/3 innings. I'm sorry but that just shouldn't be too much work for a closer. Nate Jones is on pace for 85 innings pitched this year, after going 71 2/3 last year. As recently as 2010 he labored 152 1/3 innings for Winston-Salem. He should be able to carry his load too. Of course the way pitchers go down these days there are no guarantees, but I fail to see how lessening the burden on two unburdened pitchers is the way to go.
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