Bill Madden: Good riddance to the Padres' Johnny Wholestaff approach, and beware to anyone who lets Travis d'Arnaud leave

So how are you enjoying these new age baseball playoff games of “we hardly saw you” starting pitchers along with the usual high volume strikeouts?It certainly seems rather ironic that in the week the baseball world lost Bob Gibson, perhaps the most durable and uncompromising competitor of them all, the first 65 games of the postseason were completed with only 12 starting pitchers pitching into the seventh inning, four into the eighth and, of course, zero complete games. There’s no better example than Gerrit Cole, the New York Yankees’ $324 million ace, being lifted from the biggest game of the…

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