I was behind in the DVR as it was live but did not like the choice to let Zimmermann take his at-bat in the Top of the 5th. Those 27 outs are precious, and it's not like the privilege of Inning #5 for that caliber of pitcher is any great shakes. There's an off day tomorrow.
Tate hasn't pitched since Friday, Sulser fresh from AAA, Wells hasn't pitched in too long.
Yes, but then everyone would know you are literally not giving the 8th batter a chance and that would look bad. By hitting the guy, he saves face and then just gets out of the inning by getting to face the pitcher.