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Do You Bench Your "Starters" Vs. Stud Pitchers?

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Postby Diggs » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:06 pm

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sportsguy138 wrote:I don't. I'll stick with my big guys and let them produce. You're analyzing it too much, let the better players play and most of the time it'll be better for you.

Don't bench Damon. He's too good of a player to be benched.


The Orioles play vs. Johan tomorrow night. If you had Brian Roberts, or Nick Markakis, but on the bench, you had J.Barfield and E.Byrnes facing non-Johan's; are you telling me you wouldn't at least consider benching your Orioles?


But Markakis is no Johnny Damon...


Oops. My bad. I quoted the wrong guy. I agree not to bench Damon. :-b
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Postby RJ24VC15 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:10 pm

Well Im not simply benching him because he is facing a good pitcher, but his numbers are just awful against Kazmir.
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Postby Half Massed » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:18 pm

It's a little deeper than just a batter facing a good pitcher usually. If you really want to get into it, you should look at lifetime stats against that pitcher or that team. Some hitters just have a good pitcher or bullpen figured out. It would also be wise to look at where they're playing, as that could affect numbers.

Essentially, it's not really worth all the effort unless its a close matchup in H2H on a Sunday or the playoffs. There's too many games in baseball to do that all the time. Unlike football, an off-day from one hitter usually won't make too much of a difference.
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Postby Dark Knight » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:38 pm

RJ24VC15 wrote:Well Im not simply benching him because he is facing a good pitcher, but his numbers are just awful against Kazmir.


Who are you starting as your OF's over Damon? Thanks.
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