in the back of my mind, I think they may not give him a hard shutdown in September. They may shift him to the bullpen, have him work 2 - 3 innings every 4 or 5 days, then bring him back for the playoffs for one start a series - game 4 or an elimination game. I think the plan of just running him out every day until he throw 160 - 170 innings was based on not contending. I think they will make more of an effort to manage his innings load if they look like they are going to be in the playoffs. If it is a fight for the playoffs, then I think they just keep him on schedule and deal with needing a 5th starter when the time comes.