Monday, November 01, 2010
Jonathan Sanchez should start today... and here's why
The Giants should take Sanchez's sorry arm out of the ice pack and throw him today... against Cliff Lee.
And I am kind of serious.
Right now they have Lincecum going up against Lee. It could be a wash. Two awesome aces, neither had their best game in Game 1.
And Lee knows that a win tonight could help him get that $100 million contract in the off season.
So I am basically going back to the logic I used in the Yankee series regarding A. J. Burnett.
If you need a start from Jonathan Sanchez, have him throw three innings tonight... Romo throws 2, Casilla throws 1, Mota throws 1, Ramirez throws 1 and Affeldt throws 1. Each of those pitchers is rested.
And if the Giants lose, they have an off day to rest the arms and have Lincecum throwing Game 6 and Cain Game 7 at home against Wilson and Lewis. Advantage Giants in both games.
I guess what I am saying is, if you HAVE to throw Sanchez, do it when you have two games (and two aces) to spare.
It's not going to happen. But it's worth saying it NOW instead of a second guess.