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Reb

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3045 on: September 28, 2020, 11:02:11 pm »
Cubs finished #3 in NL bullpen ERA since August 1, excluding the terrible bullpen performance of the first week.

3.72.  Reds were #4 at 4.09.

Marlins have a weakness in the bullpen.  Their bullpen ERA was 5.50.

Of course, in the post-season, all bets are off.  A new season.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3046 on: September 29, 2020, 03:03:25 pm »
Going with Lester in a possible game 3 is an interesting choice. The Marlins are bad against righties and crush lefties.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3047 on: September 29, 2020, 03:41:49 pm »
I think it's a dismal choice.
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Reb

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3048 on: September 29, 2020, 04:47:47 pm »
The righty alternative to Lester is who, Alec Mills?

Would not be excited about that. Think Lester is better choice.

Regarding Marlins vs. righties or lefties, keep in mind it was a short season. For example, Tigers had a .400 BABIP against lefties and, therefore, had a wRC+ against lefties of 142. Doubt Tigers are that good but you can get that in 60 games.

Marlins had a wRC+ against lefties of 111. That was #6 in NL. Good but would not call that crushing lefties. Also, was partially because of a better than average .318 BABIP vs. lefties, so maybe just a bit lucky. Marlins have very good slugging % against lefties but they love to run against righties (and not much against lefties) and runs scored against lefties (absent the running game) is not what you’d think if just focused on slugging. OBP virtually identical vs. lefties or righties.

Don’t see much of anything here that would cause me to opt for Mills over Lester. Hope it works out successfully if there is a game 3.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3049 on: September 29, 2020, 05:39:01 pm »
Alzolay.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3050 on: September 29, 2020, 05:46:28 pm »
With the series tied 1 - 1, if it were my decision, I would start Alzolay. 

If I had to put money on what Ross would decide, I would bet on Lester starting the game.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3051 on: September 29, 2020, 06:06:50 pm »
With the series tied 1 - 1, if it were my decision, I would start Alzolay. 

If I had to put money on what Ross would decide, I would bet on Lester starting the game.

They’re BFFs, that’s pretty much a given.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3052 on: September 29, 2020, 06:13:05 pm »
Alzolay.
I agree, but risky putting a kid into a close out game.  Ross will start Lester, so it's probably moot.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3053 on: September 29, 2020, 06:21:37 pm »
If pitching Lester is a given, pitch him in game 2 if we win game 1.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3054 on: September 29, 2020, 07:32:00 pm »
No, pitch Darvish, win, and rest up.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3055 on: September 29, 2020, 07:42:49 pm »
Marlins have a wRC+ of 113, with .191 ISO against lefties and 23.9 K%

Marlins have a wRC+ of 89, .120 ISO, 25.1 K% against righties.

Pick a righty, any righty.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3056 on: September 29, 2020, 07:52:15 pm »
No, pitch Darvish, win, and rest up.

Darvish should be pitching in game 1, not 2.  Too crucial in a short series to risk anything else.  Mistake.

And yes, any righty in game 3 over Lester.  But the righty should still be Alzolay.

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3057 on: September 30, 2020, 10:18:40 am »

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3058 on: September 30, 2020, 10:26:13 am »
Mark Gonzales  @MDGonzales   13m
Underwood left off, Cubs carrying 13 pitchers

Mark Gonzales @MDGonzales  19m
Vargas, Phegley added, Osich DFA

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Re: Cubs in '20
« Reply #3059 on: November 06, 2020, 08:02:31 pm »