April 16, 2007

Glavine Goes Tomorrow

With today's rain out Tom Glavine is the projected pitcher tomorrow, if they are able to get one in. Maine has shown the ability to pitch effectively off long rest while Glavine prefers to go every five days if at all possible. Weather permitting the game will be at 7:05 in Philly.

Pitching coach Rick Peterson spoke with reporters yesterday before the plans were decided and he joked, "We haven't built the ark yet." Asked whether he's apt to skip someone in the rotation, he hedged that every situation was different. Still, he obviously wants to keep every starter as sharp as possible.

"We've looked at multiple different options at what we can and cannot do," he said. "And the key is to try to keep everybody still sharp right now, as opposed to having somebody go for a long layoff."

Glavine was obviously happy his start wasn't disrupted. He said he doesn't like pitching on seven or eight days.

"I'm never a big fan of doing that, but at the same time I understand what's going on is affecting everybody," he said. "It's not the kind of thing that is solely about me."

Peterson noted that Maine pitched well last season working on seven, eight or nine days' rest, but Maine would rather not see his 2006 scheduled repeated.

"I like to stay on my schedule and have it be five days," he said. "But I had an extra day (with the off day April 10) anyways.

"I kind of knew for a couple days this rainstorm was going to come. I prefer not to, but you still have to go out and get your work done today and prepare for it. So it's no big deal." source NY Post Michael Morrissey

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