SWEET LOU, STAFF GUARDIAN
You have to love (if you are a Cubs fan anyway) the following words from Sweet Lou, via Chicago Sports:
“We’ll take care of these pitchers. We’re not going to
abuse any of them. We want them healthy for the stretch run.”
“We try to keep pitch counts low. We have a little
more of a veteran staff here, but in Seattle, it was 110, 112, 115
pitches, and we hit 120 a couple of times. If we did hit 120, we’d back
off the next start, or the start after that.”
Zambrano has said he believes he can throw 160 pitches if that’s what it takes to win a game.
“Zambrano thinks he can throw 200 right now,” Piniella said, laughing. “And hit two three-run homers and steal four bases.”
Sweet Lou is a funny guy. I’m getting more optimistic and excited about the Cubs season.