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So when does Davey go to a 6 man rotation? Obviously not going to happen but you just might see Stras coming out earlier in games if they have a big lead, particularly with the way the bullpen is pitching.
Rizzo keeps insisting that they will not do anything to "gimmick" his innings limit (ie. 6-man rotation or pulling him early). Good piece about it in the NYP today.
The Mets had pitch-count guidelines for Johan Santana, then the lefty began to throw his no-hitter on June 1 and, well, so much for the plans.
Honestly if Detwiler improves once he gets back in the rotation, you could go with a Gio/JZimm/Jackson/Detwiler rotation in the playoffs. That's good enough to win games. If both Detwiler/Wang suck though, you gotta deal for another starter.
This post was edited by hgoodman 22 months ago
I have no confidence in Detwiler. Zero. If we don't deal for another starter, is there any chance that Lannan can just be what he was the prior few years and be a decent 5th starter?
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
Honestly for Strasburg to really be ready to pitch in the playoffs, they'd have to let him start going longer into games down the stretch instead of winding him down or trying to save his innings to get more starts deeper into the regular season.
With as many strikeouts/swing and misses as he gets, he's going to have to get to 120-130 to get deep into games like we'll need him to do down the road in the playoffs. Right now I doubt seriously that is in the plans no matter how the regular season goes.
It's not just about the playoffs either... If things run their course and Stras gets shut down in early September, we could be looking at 3 or more regular season weeks without him. That'd be the last thing we need if we're in a tight race.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
I am NOT falling for that again.
Right, it's not like limiting his innings to 5 a start is suddenly going to let him go 8 innings in a playoff game.
WHERE ARE TEH SVEIKSES?!
(and teh knockoff Fuzzy510s?!)
LOL. Keep banging that drum, AMERICAN LEAGUE #1 FAN!
Manatee has truly adopted and embraced the "can't beat 'em? Join 'em!" philosophy when it comes to the Orioles and the rest of the AL. I'm pretty sure he's done wearing Orioles swag to games and instead wears a blank "AMERICAN" all-star game jersey.
make sure Fuzzy doesn't make that T-Shirt. You wouldn't want him having to burn that Shirt in a month.
Hardball Talk just put up a link to it.
And Steinz tweeted it out. And Jonah Keri.
Yeah- Steinberg tweet led me to that.
My #1 concern right now is making sure I get playoff tickets.
i would just like to post in thread to say that we're playing pretty good baseball right now
Nationals playoff games are going to make Caps playoffs seem like a Maryland-BC football game.
I've got my first kid due 10/5, and my biggest concern right now is that he gets out here in a fashion that does not interrupt my attending a game or two. #Natitutde.
Damnit, he is officially trolling us now...
William Ladson @washingnats
I'm not in Toronto, but I feel today is the day. #Strasburg #Nohitter
Congrats on the kid, JJ!
Terrible timing on your part, but seriously congrats.
LOL, facing the pitcher with the worst command in the league and Lombo leads off by swinging at three straight balls outside the zone.
Sweet scouting report and approach, Rick Eckstein! Please kill yourself.
Ladson is a glorified message board poster
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