I know many of you say always start your studs, but Mulder hasn't been too studly lately, and the Expos have won 5 in a row. I'm over by 50 on my innings, and I'd like to keep them down.
Is Mulder a good start?
I am one of those guys who always say start your studs and in Mulder's case, start him. There should be no one that should really start over him. Unless you have a five like Prior, Mussina, Pedro, Zito, and Halladay, which is highly unlikely.
I would usually start him, but like I said, I'm +50 on innings. I've been that way for a month now, despite only starting Millwood, Mulder, Wolf everytime, and Meche on good matchups. I'm looking to cut down on innings somewhere.
well quaker, if it helps, i was reading some articles in the insider at espn, and during that road trip, he complained along with the other big 3 about the mounds, so expect solid numbers from him. Plus look at his home record, 5-0 1.93 ERA, against the Expos who just learned their beloved allstar is out for 6-8 weeks. You gotta start him and abandon randy wolf, who i have also on my team, who starts AT Great American Ballpark. Earlier this season, i was 70 innings over, but I slowly got on track, skipping some starts and starting others. At this point in the season, you're in good shape, if you play it smart, and not too get cocky with what your pitchers can and cant do, you should dominate in pitching stats.
Last time I didn't pitch Wolf, it was because he was pitching at Minute Maid. He ended up with a complete game shutout. That convinced me that he could do that against anyone. I don't bench him anymore.