Showed some grit last night, but only getting 5 innings out of Carp is only going to further tax this bullpen with Saturday looming soon as it is. We really need a solid 7 or 8 out of a starter here real soon.
Yeah, but it won't be for Saturday. They announced today that Lance Lynn is starting tomorrow night. That should give Lohse/Garcia an extra day of rest, which should allow them to go deep. And Westbrook has traditionally been an innings eater, so they could use 7IP from him tonight.
I really like bringing Lynn up tomorrow instead of Saturday. If Westbrook has a short outing tonight, it will create a struggle. But, this lets Lynn pitch against the Giants who struggle to score runs instead of against the Cubs, where he would be on national TV in a rivalry game on Saturday.