"I know there's probably some people trying to read something into it," Showalter said after the 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. "I had some apprehension, quite frankly, about pitching him today. I was going to pitch him five innings only. In fact, [pitching coach Roger McDowell] and I tossed and turned on it the last few days, especially after we got eliminated last night. I've got to tell you, in a way it was a blessing.