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Santana gets the start Friday vs. Boston

Postby jdh » Wed May 07, 2003 1:27 am

Reed can't make his start Friday against Boston, so Santana gets the call. Unfortunately, the whole situation seems stacked against him since he is facing Pedro and one of the best teams in the league.

Would you recommend letting him start on Friday or leaving him on the bench to see how he will handle starting? I have a feeling that Pedro and Santana could combine for something like 25 K's (thankfully I can watch the game on WSBK), but I can also see Santana getting lit up because he isn't conditioned to start. What would you do?
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Postby EricF » Wed May 07, 2003 5:30 pm

I have Santana, too, and I'm thinking about letting him start for me. In 7 of 11 appearances (including Tuesday), he has pitched at least 2 innings. In one appearance he pitched 4 innings. I'm not worried about stamina. He may not get the win against Pedro, but I'll take his 1.59 ERA and 1.19 WHIP, not to mention the strikeouts, any day.
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Postby CRedsFan » Wed May 07, 2003 9:03 pm

You guys think he has a shot at staying in the rotation with a good start?
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed May 07, 2003 10:48 pm

He's still available in my shallow league. Should I pick him up for a spot start, and if he does well, will he keep his spot?
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Postby jdh » Wed May 07, 2003 10:50 pm

It probably all depends on how injured Reed is and when he can come back. I doubt they will bump any of their current starters for Santana unless he throws a perfect game or something. Also, it is going to be an awful start against the BoSox and duelling with Pedro.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Wed May 07, 2003 10:51 pm

Well, I'll assume he won't get the win.

But you think he'll hold up, get the ks, the low whip and era?
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Postby DGroundhog » Thu May 08, 2003 1:12 am

I'd start him because he is eyeing this start like Pete Townsend at a Cub Scout meeting.

Santana feels like the Twins have 'dissed' him, and a start against Pedro might be a little extra incentive for Johann to crank it up a notch. I like the Twins bullpen to come thru for Santana, and Boston's to falter once again for Pedro.
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Postby BenE25Bonds » Thu May 08, 2003 1:42 am

If santana doesn't take reed's spot in the rotation, he should move in for mays because mays keeps stinking it up
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Postby DGroundhog » Thu May 08, 2003 5:50 am

Sounds like Santana is going to be on a shortened pitch count since he threw 33 pitches on tuesday. Consider yourselves lucky if he goes 5 innings.

A very tough assignment to get the 'W' unfortunately. I'll still use him where I have him (on RP depleted teams).
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