Originally Posted by sect112row36
Its a little odd that Willie didnt have Heilman in the game in the 8th last nite let alone warming up. I wonder if he doesnt get used tonite, if Willie is either holding him out for a possible start, or holding him out in anticipation of possibly needing him for long relief stints with Trachsel and Perez coming up.
It is a little odd. It's honestly got to be bad for Heilman's confidence, ESPECIALLY because he hasnt pitched in 5 days... But I can see why Willie did it... Mota has been GOLD so far and with a 2 run lead in a crucial game he wanted to do everything to win... even if it meant snubbing Heilman. Honestly right now with the game on the line who would you rather have? A fresh Heilman or a Fresh Mota?