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Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 10:22 AM
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Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 10:24 AM
Twins:
Span CF
Revere RF
Mauer C
Willingham DH
Morneau 1B
Plouffe 3B
Doumit LF
Dozier SS
Casilla 2B
(De Vries P)

Orioles:
Markakis RF
Hardy SS
Thome DH
Jones CF
Wieters C
Betemit 3B
Davis LF
Reynolds 1B
Flaherty 2B
(Chen P)

nokomismod
07-19-2012, 10:51 AM
Cool! Taking my nephew from Albuquerque (Big Isotopes fan : ) to the game. Not sure if the Target Field experience can compete with the Topes home turf.

Boom Boom
07-19-2012, 11:04 AM
Hmmm... if you're going to start Doumit in the outfield, wouldn't you be better off putting him in right and moving Revere to left?

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 12:36 PM
Morneau is hopeless against a tailing breaking ball from a lefty.

snepp
07-19-2012, 12:37 PM
Goooooooooooooooooooo Plouffe!

DPJ
07-19-2012, 12:43 PM
Morneau down to a .753 OPS...hot damn his contract can't end soon enough.

stringer bell
07-19-2012, 12:46 PM
"Watching" this one on GameDay. It doesn't look like Mr. De Vries is fooling many of the Oriole hitters--lots of long fly balls and one that the park couldn't hold.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 12:49 PM
"Watching" this one on GameDay. It doesn't look like Mr. De Vries is fooling many of the Oriole hitters--lots of long fly balls and one that the park couldn't hold.

I'm watching the game. He's not fooling most hitters. A bad sign on the first trip through a lineup.

That homerun was a moon shot.

DPJ
07-19-2012, 12:52 PM
"Watching" this one on GameDay. It doesn't look like Mr. De Vries is fooling many of the Oriole hitters--lots of long fly balls and one that the park couldn't hold.

What are you talking about...he hasn't walked anyone. He's pitching great!!

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 12:56 PM
This could get ugly quick.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 12:56 PM
No outs, two runners on base, Casey At The Bat.

I don't have a good feeling about this for some reason.

DPJ
07-19-2012, 12:56 PM
Thome might hit the Target Center in this at-bat.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 01:01 PM
Nice pitching adjustments Cole. That's great to see.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 01:02 PM
That's his first ground out of the game.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 01:07 PM
The top and bottom of the strike zone seem to be guesswork at best today.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 01:20 PM
Nice catch by Dozier. That's a tough play.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 01:21 PM
Uh... there's no way Dozier should have to make that catch, but since "ankle weights" Doumit is in left, he couldn't get there to call him off. Worked this time, but playing with fire with Doumit in the OF.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 01:31 PM
Good at-bat for Casilla - kept himself in there and finally got the sacrifice.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 01:31 PM
Atta babe Casilla!

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 01:35 PM
OK, here we go. Third time through the order. Here's where we see what DeVries is made of today.

stringer bell
07-19-2012, 01:39 PM
OK, what happens to this guy? He has had a couple of All-Star seasons and about three seasons where he is terrible. Injuries, satisfaction from a new contract, luck?

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 01:39 PM
Just saw that Bert Blyleven has responded to Reggie Jackson's comments on whether he belongs in the hall of fame:

"God gives us many holes in our body, and he just spoke out of the wrong one. That's the way I look at it."

He did say that Jackson called him to apologize and it is now water under the bridge.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 01:42 PM
Cole looking sharp, leave him in for one more inning.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 01:45 PM
Just saw that Bert Blyleven has responded to Reggie Jackson's comments on whether he belongs in the hall of fame:

"God gives us many holes in our body, and he just spoke out of the wrong one. That's the way I look at it."

He did say that Jackson called him to apologize and it is now water under the bridge.

Good for Bert especially after eviscerating RJ throughout his career.

SpiritofVodkaDave
07-19-2012, 01:46 PM
Just saw that Bert Blyleven has responded to Reggie Jackson's comments on whether he belongs in the hall of fame:

"God gives us many holes in our body, and he just spoke out of the wrong one. That's the way I look at it."

He did say that Jackson called him to apologize and it is now water under the bridge.

That quote is amazing

Mauer is hitting the ball very well these days.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 01:52 PM
I'm also following the Rochester game while I watch the Twins - looks like they are heading into positive territory finally. They are up by 5 in the 6th inning. If they win, they'll be 50-49 on the season.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 01:55 PM
I would have bet a lot of money Devries wouldn't be pitching in the 6th with a 3-1 lead.

I would have lost.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 01:58 PM
DeVries has really settled down nicely. At 96 pitches, do you send him out for the 7th? He's on a roll right now - 9 straight batters retired.

Milkman
07-19-2012, 02:01 PM
DeVries has really settled down nicely. At 96 pitches, do you send him out for the 7th? He's on a roll right now - 9 straight batters retired.

I wouldn't but if they did I'd hope he would have one VERY short leash.

snepp
07-19-2012, 02:02 PM
DeVries has really settled down nicely. At 96 pitches, do you send him out for the 7th? He's on a roll right now - 9 straight batters retired.

I send him out, with the pen ready for a quick hook.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 02:06 PM
OK, that's it - I have had it. I am calling for a boycott on all Twins ticket sales until they deep six those amazingly annoying "sorta deep thoughts" commercials.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 02:11 PM
Yeash Duensing. Can't be walking a lefty

Milkman
07-19-2012, 02:13 PM
OK, that's it - I have had it. I am calling for a boycott on all Twins ticket sales until they deep six those amazingly annoying "sorta deep thoughts" commercials.

They are hit and mostly miss for me. I did enjoy the Joe Mauer one though (practical joke one)

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 02:16 PM
I will accept giving up one run here.

glunn
07-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Let's hope that Duensing's effectiveness as a reliever has not been compromised.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:18 PM
And there's Plouffe's arm.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 02:18 PM
Half error each to Plouffe and Mauer on that one.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 02:18 PM
High throw but Mauer needs to catch that.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:19 PM
Half error each to Plouffe and Mauer on that one.

How on earth was that on Mauer? The ball was about seven feet high and two feet left.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:19 PM
High throw but Mauer needs to catch that.

That's a tough ball to catch. You're moving your center of gravity down to catch what *should* be a low throw at the plate and it sails high and wide. I can't fault Joe for that.

Keep in mind that Mauer only got a glove on that because he's so tall. That sails way over the head of most other catchers.

Intramural Legend
07-19-2012, 02:20 PM
High throw but Mauer needs to catch that.

You have a guy charging in at home the throw was 7+ feet in the air, and you want to blame Mauer?

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 02:20 PM
How on earth was that on Mauer? The ball was about seven feet high and two feet left.
Looked to me like he should have caught it still.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 02:21 PM
Wow. Talk about dodging a bullet here. Who woulda thought Dozier would be the hero in this inning?

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Needed that!

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:22 PM
Looked to me like he should have caught it still.

Mauer looks like he should have caught that because he's about 5" taller than most other catchers. His center of gravity was going down for a low throw/catch/play and Plouffe throws it seven feet high. I'm not going to blame him for barely getting a glove on it.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 02:22 PM
You have a guy charging in at home the throw was 7+ feet in the air, and you want to blame Mauer?

It was a bad throw but it hit Mauer in the glove. I fault them both.

Nice....out of the inning. Thome comes through again.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 02:25 PM
Not blaming Mauer, the error was definitely Plouffsie's, and a horribly erroneous throw from that distance, but since Mauer is very tall and great athlete and got a glove on it, he still could have caught the ball and probably should have. He kinda rushed the catch and took his eye off the ball anticipating a bang bang tag at the plate. Good thing we got out of that black cloud of an inning.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Ok, if span ran that out, should he be standing on second?

GCTF
07-19-2012, 02:27 PM
Chris Davis : not being considered for a gold glove.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 02:28 PM
First time since last year I've been glad Thome wasn't a Twin - anybody else trying to run that out beats the relay to first.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:28 PM
Not blaming Mauer, the error was definitely Plouffsie's, and a horribly erroneous throw from that distance, but since Mauer is very tall and great athlete and got a glove on it, he still could have caught the ball and probably should have. He kinda rushed the catch and took his eye off the ball anticipating a bang bang tag at the plate. Good thing we got out of that black cloud of an inning.

He may have rushed the catch but Plouffe was about 60 feet away when he airmailed the ball. It's not as if Plouffe was in the dirt when he threw the ball, he was well onto the grass (without watching the replay). That doesn't allow for much of a reaction time to a terrible throw. Considering that Mauer is crouching and setting up for a low throw at the plate, I'm not going to fault him for not catching a ball four feet high and three feet wide of the target.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:29 PM
It was a bad throw but it hit Mauer in the glove. I fault them both.

Nice....out of the inning. Thome comes through again.

It glanced off the end of his glove when his arm was extended. The only fault there is from Mama Mauer for not growing a 6'7" boy.

And wow, the Orioles are awful on defense.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 02:34 PM
If you could ask Plouffe he'd say it was a terrible throw. And if you could ask Mauer i bet he'd say he should have caught it.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:36 PM
If you could ask Plouffe he'd say it was a terrible throw. And if you could ask Mauer i bet he'd say he should have caught it.

The play finally popped up for replay so I watched it a few times. Yeah, Mauer could have caught that. It appears that he was looking at the runner in an attempt to still make the tag.

I still don't fault him much for failing to make the play. He wouldn't have been able to make the tag even if he caught it.

It's been a while since Plouffe airmailed a ball, hasn't it?

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:38 PM
Sigh. Burnett.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 02:39 PM
Plouffe is only accurate with his mid irons. Misses a lot of fairways and greens with his woods and wedges.

IdahoPilgrim
07-19-2012, 02:41 PM
Plouffe is only accurate with his mid irons. Misses a lot of fairways and greens with his woods and wedges.

That's just like my golf game - except for the being accurate with the mid irons part.:)

glunn
07-19-2012, 02:42 PM
Sigh. Burnett.

Agreed. What is his story?

GCTF
07-19-2012, 02:45 PM
It's "everyone gets a turn to pitch day"!

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:46 PM
I will NEVER understand this brand of "bullpen management".

It's the eighth ****ing inning. Guys are on base. There are less than two outs.

Why are your best relievers not on the mound? So they can pitch a clean ninth inning when there's a good chance the team will be losing by that point?

Stupid. Just stupid.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Agreed. What is his story?
The soft underbelly of the twins pen.

GCTF
07-19-2012, 02:47 PM
Agreed. What is his story?

It's the chubby cheeks. Must be distracting during his windup with all that jiggling going on.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:49 PM
Good thing Burton or Perkins weren't on the mound!

Now one of them can't get the save!

GCTF
07-19-2012, 02:50 PM
Revere does three sommersaults and catches it standing up.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:51 PM
Revere does three sommersaults and catches it standing up.

Yep, and Span should have been playing shorter there. A double doesn't matter much.

He should have gone flat-out for that ball and he pulled up.

GCTF
07-19-2012, 02:51 PM
Good thing Burton or Perkins weren't on the mound!

Now one of them can't get the save!

At least Perkins will be rested for tomorrow's save possibility.

glunn
07-19-2012, 02:52 PM
The soft underbelly of the twins pen.

Sickening, just sickening.

Ultima Ratio
07-19-2012, 02:52 PM
Agreed. You bring in your closer(s) with 2 out in the 8th and then let them finish in the ninth. These are your f ing high leverage guys....wait for it.... to pitch in high leverage situations. Swarzak is a 7th inning guy at best.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:53 PM
I try not to bash Gardenhire too much for in-game management but I have to admit that my blood is approaching the boiling point. There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation.

mike wants wins
07-19-2012, 02:53 PM
This series is why I'd like to judge teams on the distribution of runs scored, rather than total scored.....like 1 great, 1 very good, 2 sucky games for the offense. But the total runs scored will look ridiculously good....I've lost interest in discussing how the 'pen is used....I've actually lost a lot of interest in discussing the current team, frankly. I wonder if there is anyone that still thinks they should not be sellers.....

DPJ
07-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Master game manager Ron Gardenhire strikes again.

SpiritofVodkaDave
07-19-2012, 02:56 PM
At least we now know that Roberston is nothing special.

DPJ
07-19-2012, 02:57 PM
I try not to bash Gardenhire too much for in-game management but I have to admit that my blood is approaching the boiling point. There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation.

See what happens when Cappsie isn't around, just f*cks everything up.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 02:58 PM
See what happens when Cappsie isn't around, just f*cks everything up.

Has someone explained to Gardenhire that he's allowed to use both Perkins and Burton in the same game?

DPJ
07-19-2012, 02:59 PM
At least we now know that Roberston is nothing special.

7 MLB innings and Robertson is nothing special...20 spring training innings and give Liriano a 3 year deal.

But still holds out faith in Nick Blackburn.

mike wants wins
07-19-2012, 02:59 PM
"wathcing on my phone.....", so I might be a minute or two behind. but if the hammer gets on, and Morneau hits a HR, Swarzak would get the win....does anyone really think pitcher win has any meaning? really?

DPJ
07-19-2012, 03:00 PM
Has someone explained to Gardenhire that he's allowed to use both Perkins and Burton in the same game?

WHOA WHOA WHOA...using your two best relivers in the same game before the 9th inning?

Me not understand.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:00 PM
Nice AB by Willingham.

And now Morneau gets the lefty. Sigh.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:01 PM
WHOA WHOA WHOA...using your two best relivers in the same game before the 9th inning?

Me not understand.

No, no. You're totally misunderstanding me. I'm not asking for something crazy like that, only that it's possible for Gardenhire to use one in the eighth and the other in the ninth.

GCTF
07-19-2012, 03:01 PM
I try not to bash Gardenhire too much for in-game management but I have to admit that my blood is approaching the boiling point. There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation.

I can hardly wait till they "get in some work" in a one sided game tomorrow.

/speculation

Anywho...this one isn't quite over yet.

Paul
07-19-2012, 03:02 PM
"There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation."

You guys do realize pitchers need to warm up before they go in the game, right?

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:02 PM
Come on Morneau, get on base so Plouffe/Doumit can get Perkins that almighty save.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 03:03 PM
Good thing Burton or Perkins weren't on the mound!

Now one of them can't get the save!
I don't think Perkins is available.

As for the rest of your rant, unless burton is going two innings, Burnett walking two to start the inning is no better in the 9th than the 8th.

The lesson here isn't "which pitcher(s) should be pitching which inning.". The lesson should be that every member of your pen is going to be required to pitch high leverage innings over the course of a season. Thinking "bullpen arms are the easiest thing to find" or "you only need a couple good arms at the back of your pen" as is often stated, is false.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:03 PM
"There isn't a single *good* reason why the Twins weren't using their best relievers in that situation."

You guys do realize pitchers need to warm up before they go in the game, right?

Swarzak was warming up. It was a "game on the line" situation. Why wasn't Burton the one warming up?

DPJ
07-19-2012, 03:04 PM
No, no. You're totally misunderstanding me. I'm not asking for something crazy like that, only that it's possible for Gardenhire to use one in the eighth and the other in the ninth.

What odd game are you speaking of where a closer can pitch before the 9th inning?

CDog
07-19-2012, 03:04 PM
Perkins is unavailable today according to StarTribune (and pitched two straight and three of last four days).

DPJ
07-19-2012, 03:05 PM
Was that a legit hit off a lefty for Morneau or a little flair into right?

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:05 PM
I don't think Perkins is available.

As for the rest of your rant, unless burton is going two innings, Burnett walking two to start the inning is no better in the 9th than the 8th.

The lesson here isn't "which pitcher(s) should be pitching which inning.". The lesson should be that every member of your pen is going to be required to pitch high leverage innings over the course of a season. Thinking "bullpen arms are the easiest thing to find" or "you only need a couple good arms at the back of your pen" as is often stated, is false.

Why can't Burton pitch four outs again? It's not as if he's asked to do it a lot.

And I didn't say to lead off the eighth with your best reliever. That makes even less sense than leading off the ninth with your best reliever.

But in a one run game with two guys on base, why isn't the best reliever out there? It's the "swing moment" of the game and there are only four outs left to get.

DPJ
07-19-2012, 03:05 PM
BTW if Ploufee can't get this bunt down I can't wait for the post-game where Gardy throws him under the bus for the loss.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:06 PM
Was that a legit hit off a lefty for Morneau or a little flair into right?

Totally legit. Not a screamer but a solid liner to the RF.

snepp
07-19-2012, 03:07 PM
I need Plouffesie to come through here in order to reset my aggravation level.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:09 PM
I need Plouffesie to come through here in order to reset my aggravation level.

Drink!

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 03:13 PM
Why can't Burton pitch four outs again? It's not as if he's asked to do it a lot.

And I didn't say to lead off the eighth with your best reliever. That makes even less sense than leading off the ninth with your best reliever.

But in a one run game with two guys on base, why isn't the best reliever out there? It's the "swing moment" of the game and there are only four outs left to get.

They have said all year they are reluctant to use Burton for more than an inning. They spent half a year trying not to even use him on back to back days.

The problem isn't bullpen management. The problem is the relievers not getting the job done.

mike wants wins
07-19-2012, 03:13 PM
Your best reliever should only pitch the ninth, about 40-45 innings per year. And, you should pay him millions mire than the relievers that pitch more innings, and about half of your hitters....../s

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:16 PM
They have said all year they are reluctant to use Burton for more than an inning. They spent half a year trying not to even use him on back to back days.

The problem isn't bullpen management. The problem is the relievers not getting the job done.

I agree that the relievers, particularly Burnett, didn't get it done. I had zero problems opening the eighth with Burnett and he failed to finish the job.

The entirety of my problem comes from there being a runners on base situation and making the call to Swarzak, who is not one of your best relievers. By holding on so dearly to the save statistic, Gardenhire has taken his best pitchers out of the game and now the team will probably lose the game.

Now, instead of managing a bullpen based on need & situation in favor of a statistic, the Orioles are the ones who will be getting that statistic.

greengoblinrulz
07-19-2012, 03:20 PM
Burton has pitched 5 4out ballgames this year, but this one was different because Gardy refuses to use a closer for more than an inning.
He tried it with Capps last year & it didnt work & will never attempt it again.
This is the 4th time in the last 13gms that Gardy has overworked Perkins/Burton in games they were behind & were not available for games with the lead & Burnett blew those games....Alex should NEVER pitch in an important gm/inning as he's nothing more than a mop up type guy.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 03:21 PM
I agree that the relievers, particularly Burnett, didn't get it done. I had zero problems opening the eighth with Burnett and he failed to finish the job.

The entirety of my problem comes from there being a runners on base situation and making the call to Swarzak, who is not one of your best relievers. By holding on so dearly to the save statistic, Gardenhire has taken his best pitchers out of the game and now the team will probably lose the game.

Now, instead of managing a bullpen based on need & situation in favor of a statistic, the Orioles are the ones who will be getting that statistic.

Fair enough.

Can I also sneak in...Swarzak didn't exactly give up a rocket and spansie probably should have caught that ball?

CDog
07-19-2012, 03:21 PM
ESPN Play-by-Play stating that Anthony Swarzak is pitching for Balitmore to start bottom of the 9th. Weirdest trade ever!!!

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Fair enough.

Can I also sneak in...Swarzak didn't exactly give up a rocket and spansie probably should have caught that ball?

Span absolutely should have caught that ball. I don't know why he pulled up in that situation. That's a flat-out "all bets are off" situation where you dive for it.

SpiritofVodkaDave
07-19-2012, 03:23 PM
So basically Burton and Perkins were unavailable? I'm not sure what else they were supposed to do then, Swarzak has been pretty decent in the pen and his 9th inning just showed that as well.

I'm personally more upset that Span didn't catch that ball in CF, he took an absolutely awful route, if the Twins lose this game this will be twice in the past week or so that Span's defense basically lost the game for the Twins.

SpiritofVodkaDave
07-19-2012, 03:24 PM
Span absolutely should have caught that ball. I don't know why he pulled up in that situation. That's a flat-out "all bets are off" situation where you dive for it.

His route was awful, any CF in MLB and 95% in AAA should have made that catch.

Brock Beauchamp
07-19-2012, 03:25 PM
So basically Burton and Perkins were unavailable? I'm not sure what else they were supposed to do then, Swarzak has been pretty decent in the pen and his 9th inning just showed that as well.

There's no reason for Burton to be unavailable. He didn't pitch yesterday.

greengoblinrulz
07-19-2012, 03:27 PM
There's no reason for Burton to be unavailable. He didn't pitch yesterday.

wasnt unavailable at all......just ONLY available for a 9th inning save. Anything else, he's cant pitch.
Pure Gardy, they lose it in the 8th cause of it.

CDog
07-19-2012, 03:31 PM
The entirety of my problem comes from there being a runners on base situation and making the call to Swarzak, who is not one of your best relievers. By holding on so dearly to the save statistic, Gardenhire has taken his best pitchers out of the game and now the team will probably lose the game.

Not that it makes it right or wrong...but it's not like Gardenhire is the only one or even in the minority there. It's very much "the way of things" at this time. I would imagine it will change in about...five years. Maybe ten. (This post won't be saved anywhere to hold me accountable to that prediction, will it?)

Boom Boom
07-19-2012, 03:47 PM
Well, Perkins and Burton got a day off. That's kind of like a win.

USAFChief
07-19-2012, 03:55 PM
Tough loss. Second game in a row where a "quality start" gets wasted.

If I have any problem with pen management, I'd ask why Perkins pitched the ninth last down down by one. But even that can be explained, sort of.

mnfireman
07-19-2012, 04:00 PM
Once again the Twins grasp defeat from the clutches of certain victory. Getting pretty hard to watch this stuff, could have been a 4 game sweep to salvage the homestand, instead 2-5.

Highabove
07-19-2012, 10:42 PM
Burton has been plagued by injury's the last two years.

Since April, they have stated that Burton would not pitch back to back days.

Top Gun
07-19-2012, 11:05 PM
Poor managrment by the manager! It's all Gardy fault, I think he doesn't care anymore, and it's getaway day.

Brock Beauchamp
07-20-2012, 06:58 AM
Burton has been plagued by injury's the last two years.

Since April, they have stated that Burton would not pitch back to back days.

Burton hasn't pitched since the 17th.