Gary Thorne asked Showalter, “Good two innings by Zach [Britton], huh?”
Showalter responded, “Yeah, he’d had five days off. Really, had a little something that we wanted to give him an extra day. So, we felt confident with him for two innings today. And, regardless of the score and what conventionality tells you, I’m putting my best pitcher out there on the field. Not gonna save him around for a close that may not happen.”
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