"Hopefully not," Farrell said. "The game is going to unfold and is going to dictate some of that. He did travel out early today just because of our late arrival tonight. Talking with him, as far as how his arm felt coming out of his last start, he didn't feel like there was any change or lingering effect from the pitches he did throw."
Dempster did take it a little easier than normal between starts.
"Yeah, that was adjusted as he's felt through his experiences, just to kind of back off," Farrell said. "He fully recognizes it was a lot of pitches thrown. He adjusted his workout accordingly."
Instead of a full-fledged side session, Dempster instead threw off of flat ground.
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