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Postby bigfische » Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:31 am

R HR RBI SB AVG K W SV ERA WHIP SCORE
Team fischer (0-0) 42 15 50 4 .2861 40 4 4 4.091 1.288 7-3-0
Whick Whack Jick Jacks (0-0) 46 9 36 5 .2733 88 3 3 5.400 1.383 3-7-0


THis is my first season playing head to head, so im not sure i am making the right move here.

I am team Fischer, and I have Cole Hamels on the bench tomorrow even though he is starting against the Braves tomorrow. My opponent has no scheduled starting pitchers. He has Bard as a pitcher, and he would be his only chance to catch me in wins outside of a closer blowing a save and getting a win.

First, is this the right move in this situation?

Second, is this a cheap move? Or is this something everyone does in head to head to protect a win?
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Re: when to sit a starting pitcher to protect a win...

Postby Venom » Sun May 01, 2011 12:57 am

Its just like downing the ball to run out the clock in a football game.

If you already have the win, don't play to lose.

No harm in that.
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Re: when to sit a starting pitcher to protect a win...

Postby fishingmn » Mon May 16, 2011 5:18 pm

It's not about protecting the win - it's about protecting your ERA & WHIP.

Yes - you should absolutely be looking at how many starts you have vs. your opponent and start or not start pitchers accordingly.
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