What I'd Do/What They'll Do, No. 2
Ladies and gentlemen, once again it’s What I’d Do/What They’ll Do, where I first-guess decisions by management. First of all, it makes for fun discussion, but second it hopefully makes me immune to charges of second-guessing if I ask about something later.
There’s plenty to discuss, but I specifically want to talk about the playoff rotation.
First of all, I think it’s pretty universally assumed that the three pitchers, in some order, will be Carpenter, Suppan and Weaver. I expect that they will use them in that order. However, as one commenter already posted here earlier today, I think that may not be the best way to go.
Instead, assuming that those are the three guys, I’d go with Carpenter in Game 1, Weaver in Game 2 on the road and Suppan back at home in Game 3. Couple of reasons. One, Weaver and Suppan’s respective home/road splits this year. Also, if you’re going with one of those two guys on short rest, I think you’d be better off with Weaver.
I’ll be blogging throughout the Div. Series as well as covering it, so please do check back regularly for news, thoughts, observations and the occasional dose of college football or travel stories.
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