I still believe in Drew Hutchison.
I still believe he can be a productive member of the rotation. We know he has the potential. We have seen him pitch like an ace. Who cannot forget that Greg Maddux-style complete game he threw earlier this season?
However, at this point in the season, with the stakes higher than ever, the Blue Jays cannot afford a performance like the one Hutch gave on Wednesday night.
If Stro pitches well on Saturday – I’m very nervous about that match – and Mark Buehrle returns to form, then perhaps it would be best for Hutch to be moved to the bullpen.
Yes, it is a setback for Hutch. Yes, it’s a demotion; but it’s what’s best for the team.