Dallas Keuchel On Short Rest Is, ‘A Legitimate Concern’ [AUDIO]
Pitching on only three days rest is a new thing for Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Are the Astros concerned at all heading into Tuesday night’s wild card game against the Yankees?
“I think it’s a legitimate concern,” said Nick Wright, morning show drive host of SportsRadio 610 in Houston. “He’s never done it in his professional career and the only time that I could find on record was once in college, where he threw four-scoreless innings of relief on three days rest. I think it’s a legitimate worry.
“But he’s clearly their best option. He just came off of one of the best home seasons anyone has ever had; he was 15-0 with I think an ERA south of 1.00 at home this year. This game, of course, is not at home, it’s at Yankee stadium, but I mean he’s the guy, I would think, that’s going to win the AL CY Young, so even on three days rest, you got to be happy that he is going.”
While the feeling is that this is going to be a pitcher’s duel, not everyone views it that way.
“Las Vegas thinks there’s going to be runs scored in this game, the over/under for this game I think is 7 1/2, for the NL game it’s 5 ½, but I don’t know if they think it’s Tanaka or Keuchel, but Vegas thinks that one of these guys is going to be gotten to.”
First pitch of the wild card game is at 8:05p ET tonight and can be heard on 104.5 The Team.