You see? The Rally Squirrel is not merely magical thinking. It actually reaches through the screen and inspires and motivates the team.
Lohse was pretty dominant as I recall and went down with Verlander as a pitcher you didn’t want to face.
Davey Johnson is facing a lot of heat over what is being called ‘The Strasburg Shutdown’ (much of it coming from Fox Sports, in particular the Washington branch). To me it’s a no brainer. If a player is injured or potentially injured they sit.
And, as a few people have pointed out, a player is not a team. Where is the offensive support? The other pitchers? If all you have is Strasburg maybe you don’t deserve to be in the playoffs, best record in the Majors or not.
I’m probably not going to be available to watch this. If TheMomCat is not around to provide updates go to The New York Times Live Scoreboard and push the teeny tiny Gameview button for play by play commentary.