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Offline mitlen

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Offline tzinc

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #251: October 12, 2017, 02:41:16 PM »
if Gio pitches well he can pitch the whole game

Offline raleighnat

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #252: October 12, 2017, 02:45:38 PM »
If you work backward - Doolite 1, Madsen 1, Kinzler 1, Albers 1, Scherzer 2, Gio 3.....some matchups against lefties thrown in there.  Do not leave Gio in too long!

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #253: October 12, 2017, 03:32:01 PM »
MadBum is a god though
If he is, he's not a smart one.

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #254: October 12, 2017, 03:35:11 PM »
It will all depend on the bats. They need to come out and put up 3-4 runs on the board early. Then you go with Gonzalez for a maximum of 4 innings and if you have a cushion let Roark get in there for a couple.
Yep , my thoughts also. Then go with the law firm.

Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #255: October 12, 2017, 03:36:04 PM »
If you work backward - Doolite 1, Madsen 1, Kinzler 1, Albers 1, Scherzer 2, Gio 3.....some matchups against lefties thrown in there.  Do not leave Gio in too long!

I'm kind of torn if, say it's 2-2 and Gio is struggling after 3, if we should go to Max just yet.  You can't hold back tonight in anticipation of LA, but I'd love to keep Max for a Game 1 start and use Gio/Roark in the first 5 or 6 innings before going to Albers/Kintzler/Madson/Doo. 

Offline Ray D

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #256: October 12, 2017, 03:47:41 PM »
There's good Gio and bad Gio.  You know which you have after two innings max.  Bad Gio, get him out as soon as you know it's the bad Gio.  Good Gio, if we have at least a 2-run lead, leave him in as long as he's good.

Offline bluestreak

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #257: October 12, 2017, 03:49:55 PM »
There's good Gio and bad Gio.  You know which you have after two innings max.  Bad Gio, get him out as soon as you know it's the bad Gio.  Good Gio, if we have at least a 2-run lead, leave him in as long as he's good.

That's funny

Offline Ray D

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #258: October 12, 2017, 04:39:27 PM »
That's funny
|Well I'm saying that if we have a 1-run lead (or worse), and he's gone 4 or 5 innings, I'm pulling him as soon as he puts a man on.  With a larger lead, he gets more rope.   Hell, if we're winning by 5 and he's got another no-hitter going on, leave him in the whole game.

Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #259: October 12, 2017, 04:41:21 PM »
There's good Gio and bad Gio.  You know which you have after two innings max.  Bad Gio, get him out as soon as you know it's the bad Gio.  Good Gio, if we have at least a 2-run lead, leave him in as long as he's good.

Agree.  Gio isn't a guy that I'd trust to "get it together" after a rough start.  You can't afford to give him that chance in an elimination game.  Heck, if he looks rough after 3 or 4 batters I'm calling on Roark. 

Offline Ray D

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #260: October 12, 2017, 04:59:01 PM »
Agree.  Gio isn't a guy that I'd trust to "get it together" after a rough start.  You can't afford to give him that chance in an elimination game.  Heck, if he looks rough after 3 or 4 batters I'm calling on Roark. 
Joe Girardi did that,  brilliantly managing the wild card game.  I don't think Dusty is as smart as Girardi.

Offline whytev

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #261: October 12, 2017, 06:04:18 PM »
The problem is that it relies on the Nationals scoring against Hendricks early enough to warrant burning your bench bats.

Winning requires scoring at all, without the benefit of hitting off CEJ in the 8th. That’s our real concern.

Offline Traded For Mclain

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Re: Postseason Starting Rotation
« Reply #262: October 12, 2017, 06:21:53 PM »
Bad Gio, get him out as soon as you know it's the bad Gio. 

This.  I remember screaming at Davey to get Gio out of 10/12/12 as soon as he lost it in the 5th inning.  I guess I wasn't yelling loud enough in the stadium...he finally took him out but not until Gio put the Cardinals back in the game.  I have always blamed Gio and Davey more for that game than Storen.