“I just didn’t feel comfortable for Tommy after getting hot last night to get ready to come into that game, which he had to do, that it was fair for him to start the game,” Showalter said.
Britton fell behind 3-0 in the first inning on
“I think it was more convenience,” Showalter said of sending Britton down. “I thought Zach threw the ball better last night, and if that was able to carry him deeper into the game and were able to play nine innings, he’d probably still be here. I think he’d be the first to tell you, if he makes that play in the first inning and Wilson comes up with that other one, we’re talking about a whole different outing, but it didn’t. It didn’t happen. I thought he was a little crisper and in the zone a little more. He had a good slider.”