When is there too much of a good thing?
When it wears down and breaks. There are only so many miles you can put on that '62 Corvette and the arms of relievers.
All four, you just might have noticed, are Dodgers.
This is not a formula for prolonged success, and the Dodgers claim to be keenly aware of that. Jansen has appeared in three of their last four games, earning saves in all of them. He’s tied with Milwaukee’s
The Dodgers' heavy use of their bullpen is due to starters seldom lasting more than six innings (only once has a starter pitched into the eighth) and the Dodgers having a seven-day break between games after opening in Australia and five days off between their next 12 games.
They are now in a 29-game stretch with only one off-day, so things will have to change. Dodgers Manager
Which means starters best begin to get stretched out. Not easy to do when
It needs to happen, though, just as relievers