In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
Our only long reliever is Mortensen so his options weren't great.
If your SP has a short outing, you have only bad alternatives. Oddly enough, a very good manager like Gardenhire, left his SP for more ERs. Leyland, who is supposed to be a good manager, left his guy in for 6 runs, 5 earned. Bochy, who's won 2WSC in three years, left his guy in for 6 runs.
And this is the same complaint they had about Tito, who did the same things as Scioscia and Maddon.
It's like they don't realize that managers hate wiping out their bullpens. This is BB101.
Exactly, the problem wth pulling a [itcher early is that if you use the bullpen too much, you wind up costing yourself 2 or 3 more games chasing that one. And just because a guy like Miller used to be a starter does not mean he can go back-to-back days, you know, like starters never do. It's not only the pitch count that matters.