from Aug. 14 to Sept. 9 there's only 1 off day, it's Monday. But Bochy plans to just skip the 5th starter spot--Martinez has been sent to Fresno--so the Big Three starters will go 6 times in a row on their usual 4 days of rest. Timmy is scheduled for Wednesday vs the Phils. Last night Timm looked gassed late in the game (a decoy? maybe), he was coughing into a towel sitting on the bench. Give em a break, Bochy, rosters expand on Tuesday, we could use Pucetas or a bunch of relievers for one of the Phila games. Gonna need a 5th starter soon anyway.
Zito has shown better stamina recently than is usual for him. Sanchez is known for wearing down as the year goes on. Cain and Lincecum are warriors, but why risk their health? This is too soon to start treating the staff like it's do or die.