A curious reader wanted to know if Madison Bumgarner has been on pitch count or innings limit. Manager Steve Decker told me that Bum has the same restrictions as anyone on the staff, which is 100 pitches. He said that despite the lefty's age, he is the most physically capable of handling more than 100 pitches.
There's a new addition to the team, as OF/1B Josh Phelps joins the Defenders. He shouldn't be active for Monday's game, but will likely play against the Rock Cats. This could be a big bat off the bench or for the DH slot.
Brett Pill has looked bad against the Mets. He's 0-for-8 with nine runners left on base. I asked Decker if Pill (or anyone else) is getting tired. His response is that no one is tired and that baseball is not a physically tiring sport. He then said that Pill will probably sit Monday's finale against the Mets.
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