Author Topic: Davey Management Style  (Read 10937 times)

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Offline Ray D

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Re: Davey Management Style
« Reply #475: October 12, 2012, 09:27:06 AM »
Bringing him in accomplished so much more than just getting an extra solid inning.  ("Solid" being a huge understatement.)  It re-established his confidence, which must have taken a big hit with his game 2 performance.   By letting him pitch to live batters on his throwing day it gave him a much better tune up than just throwing a bullpen session.  He'll be sharper his next start (Monday) for it.

You know in the "old days", managers would routinely put a starter in for an inning between starts on their throwing day, for just that reason, plus the fact that it relieved pressure on the bullpen.  I don't know why they no longer do it.