Originally posted on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 8/7/13
In Jake Westbrook's head it all made sense.  Fall on the sword, head to the bump a day early and even if you give up some runs.... well, you kept the Cardinals in a game where the starter was knocked out after 2 pitches. You cowboy'd up. You were a team player.  *Raises Hand* In Mike Matheny's head it all made sense. Westbrook knows his body. Miller was the victim of bad luck. He'd already made his 'long-save' option in the pen a starter who pitched the day earlier. Carlos Martinez was on full rest ready to get called up from AAA ball. Maybe this was the spark that got Jake going. 4 2/3 innings, 9 runs and 13 hits later I think it's safe to say the 'Surprise Westbrooking' was an unmitigated disaster.  Mr. Westbrook has given up 21 runs in the past 4 games played. For those keeping scoring at home, that's 21 runs surrendered in 21 and 2/3 innings. You don't have to be a math major to figure out that nearly 1 run per inning pitched isn't going to cut it in a pe...
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