Pitchers tend to not have their stuff working about 1 out of every 4 or 5 appearances. Lannan can be very effective when he has his stuff, but he is not yet one of those guys that can find ways to pitch effectively even without his best stuff. I hope he bounces back and works the zone better and stays ahead of hitters. He relies alot on the defense, so they need to be on tonight to make sure he doesn't have long innings early. I'd like to see some economical pitching and Lannan to stay in the game for at least 6 innings. The pen needs a rest.
Since Tavarez didn't get hardly any work last night, he could go a few innings if needed, I would think.