Originally Posted by DonMughal
He pitched 60 something pitches the outing before plus an extra day off. You're telling me he couldn't have pitched to one more guy? If that guy gets on base, then pull him. Hutch looked really pissed getting pulled and all of post-game. But I agree, a win is a win though. Joey and Melky were huge.
Of course he could have pitched to another guy...My guess is that Gibs had determined that he could go back out but if any batter reached he'd be pulled. I don't mind the move. I wouldn't have sent him back out for the 9th to begin with. There was nothing to be gained.