In post game interview Stammen said he thought he could pitch longer but with the pitcher's position coming up to bat, Riggs wanted to get a hitter in there. I don't know what went on with Batista. He was so good subbing for Strasburg. WHAT HAPPENED?
Uhh... I'm not sure if that's sarcasm or not, but I'll go on the basis it isn't. It's called overuse? He pitched 20 pitches last Sunday, then 28 pitches last Tuesday, then he came back out the next day on Wednesday and pitched 69!!! pitches, 4.1 innings pitched. Guys pitch over a hundred pitches, they are called starters and get five days off. Not expected to come back out with two days rest... Batista should have not pitched again until tomorrow at the very earliest. Using him tonight was just insane, stupid, and the outcome I could have predicted on Wednesday night if he was used this early. He pitched far more than a starter, in pitches, this past week, and that was through pitching 3 out of 4 days. Riggleman hasn't learned **** since Kerry Wood, as Clippard earlier this season, and now Batista clearly show.