Sure, I start my studs there. Middle of the road guys might get started at the Ballpark, but most likely not at Coors. Just depends on the pitcher and how the Rangers/Rockies are hitting.
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Like everyone else, I start the good pitchers. Otherwise, I look at how the pitcher's opponents have hit against him in the past, and how the team has been hitting as of late. Started Wade Miller yesterday, wasn't to disappointed.
I would agree, Pavano is not enough of an ace to start at Coors. Also depends on what you need -- wins or ERA/WHIP. Pavano is going up against Elarton, who last threw a strike in little league. If you are desparate for W's, even at the expense of ERA/WHIP, maybe you could go with Pavano, but I wouldn't.
Florida would be a pretty strong favorite to win the game against Elarton, but they may win it 11-7.
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i would only start studs (or good pitchers on a hot streak) with a slight liniency towards groundball pitchers. it also depends on the condition of your pitching staff. if you're doing really good, then theres no need to start someone other than a 100% stud at Coors or Arlington. and when your staff is struggling, theres a smaller risk factor involved.
btw- what do you think about the effect of good hitting parks on closers/relievers... i would think that at least the decent ones wont be effected much whereas the average reliever would be a lot more of a risk
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I would start a stud. I started Clemens in Coors saturday. He gave me a win and 9 K's albeit he gave up runs.Who else do I start some marginal pitcher who will probably give up the runs without the K's and the win