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Strategy when starting pitchers face each other

Postby Balingh12 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:56 am

Do you employ any sort of strategy when you have two solid starting pitchers facing each other? For instance, today I have Gallardo facing Ubaldo Jimenez. What do you do when you have two fairly even starters facing each other? Start both and assume you get a win out of one? Or try and pick the winner as not to waste the innings for a non-decision/loss from one of your outings. This early in the season Im starting both.
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Re: Strategy when starting pitchers face each other

Postby fiz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:07 am

Bottom line - Start your best guys. Wins are really difficult to predict. They could both pitch incredible games and neither could get the win. Or the bullpen could blow it. I think you have to start both and just hope that one pitches a complete game with 1 run, and the other a complete game with 0 runs. ;-D
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Re: Strategy when starting pitchers face each other

Postby j24jags » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:22 am

fiz wrote:Bottom line - Start your best guys. Wins are really difficult to predict. They could both pitch incredible games and neither could get the win. Or the bullpen could blow it. I think you have to start both and just hope that one pitches a complete game with 1 run, and the other a complete game with 0 runs. ;-D

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Re: Strategy when starting pitchers face each other

Postby ayebatter » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:32 am

Play both and hope for 2 complete games in a 1-0 final. ;-D
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Re: Strategy when starting pitchers face each other

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:25 pm

Balingh12 wrote:Do you employ any sort of strategy when you have two solid starting pitchers facing each other? For instance, today I have Gallardo facing Ubaldo Jimenez. What do you do when you have two fairly even starters facing each other? Start both and assume you get a win out of one? Or try and pick the winner as not to waste the innings for a non-decision/loss from one of your outings. This early in the season Im starting both.


Those guys are each top 15ish SPs. You start both of them every time they take the mound outside of some horrible matchup or if they just so happen to struggle this year.
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Re: Strategy when starting pitchers face each other

Postby thejusman1 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:39 pm

Always play your best line-up, no matter what. Whether it is two starters on your team facing each other, or a starter against one of your batters, just always play your best line-up. It goes without saying, but they don't know they're on the same fantasy team.
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