I was just thinking to myself when someone suggested to take John Patterson out so he can rest in the 8th: Frank Robinson would never do that. Frank Robinson's style is to say, "It's his game. He's earned the right to continue playing." It's very short term thinking in my opinion.
It was me, and yeah, Frank generally keeps his pitchers on a short hook, but if you are one of his favored, an "ace", he will pretty much let you have it any way you want unless you are really cooking up a stinker.
I'm not sure who I'd rather have in the 9th... Pads have seen a lot of Patterson tonight, but on the other hand it might be nice to give the Chief some more rest and keep the Pads from getting an early look at him in case we need him in games 2 and 3.