raiders_umpire wrote:Probably true, but you have to remember that Moore will probably be pitching at least 6 times against Boston and New York. That will be the 30 extra innings he has over Strasburg against 2 of the very best offenses in baseball.
bayside wrote:possible, but not necessarily true. for any series at least one pitcher misses that particular team.
and if hes as good as the hype you are still going to start him anyway for the strikeouts if nothing else.
he totally dominated both Texas and NYY last year.
David Price 10 starts vs BOS and NYY (2 in september)
James Shields 10 starts vs BOS and NYY (4 in september)
Wade Davis 2 starts vs BOS and NYY (both games in september)
Jeremy Hellickson 8 starts vs BOS and NYY (4 in september)
Jeff Niemann 4 starts vs BOS and NYY (1 in september, than he was sent to bullpen)
Matt Moore 1 start vs BOS and NYY (1 in september)
Alex Cobb 1 start vs BOS and NYY
The Rays play 36 games vs NYY and BOS.
I'd assume that Maddon wants the best chance to win, so he'll probably juggle his rotatation, that his best starters will play. I guess Davis 2 starts, both in September, when it was likely that they will miss the playoffs, is an indication that he did that.
So expecting at least 7 starts vs BOS-NYY is reasonable, but 8 or 9 is more likely.