This is not to suggest they hold a parade for the guy or anything, but LaTroy Hawkins threw 49 pitches last night. That’s the most he has thrown since July 5, 2000 when he threw 57 against the Red Sox.
If any value was gained last night, it’s that Mariano Rivera and whoever is on the “guys we trust” list got some rest. That would include Jose Veras and … um ….
Better to let Hawkins fill that role than Ross Ohlendorf, who was the reliever getting thrown into hopeless situations earlier this season.