Lou has only been pitching Howry in close situations lately because he wants Howry to get comfortable now in that situation, as opposed to a tight situation in a playoff game. Lou looks for consistency, and I think the only reason Howry's been on such a long leash with him is because he's a proven veteran. But when it comes down to a late inning, tight situation, I doubt Lou will use Howry, and I will be shocked if he actually does (unless it's an extra inning game where Howry has to be used, then I'll just be worried).
"This just in, Washington, here's some good news, has approved a rescue plan for the Cubs"
- David Letterman