Great pitchers can have great games anywhere, even at Coors. Nomo pitched a no-hitter there.
If you're a gambler, go ahead and start Prior.
You're probably better off playing it safe and benching him, or any other pitcher for that matter who is starting in Denver. You could miss a great game, but there's a much better chance that you'll save your WHIP and ERA by keeping him on the bench.
I'm starting him. Even if he gives up 5 runs, it isn't going to ruin my season. I want his K totals. If I miss out on 12 K's because I didn't start him I'd kick myself. My staff can afford a Prior start at Coors.
About Chacon, yes pitching at Coors half the time is a scary thought, but I saw a post referring to him pitching in HS in Colorado. If that is true, I believe it is possible he may have an inherent edge on pitching at altitude if he has grown up pitching at altitude.
High altitude training is used by runners and other atheletes, so I guess the concept could translate to pitching in some form. I'm not saying Chacon is going to be a stud at Coors, pitching there is still scary, but I'm curious to see how he handles it.
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i'm starting prior tomorrow. i think he might give up 3-5 runs, but who cares... live by the sword, die by the sword. what if he 3 hits them? i think he's good at making adjustments... he didn't have his slider early on during his last start against the pir8s, and yet, he went the distance and held them at bay. a ground ball is still a ground ball at coors, so i think he'll try to prevent uppercut swings and jam them often. not to mention, the cubs should be able to get their licks in against the rockies pretty good staff, so i like his odds for a win.
OK! You guys have talked me into starting him.
Hey! It's like a par 5 hole with water in front of the green. Should I just use an iron and put it in good shape for a wedge to the green or pull out the big dog and go for the green in two.
I think it's time to pull out the big dog and give it a ride.
[quote=Great pitchers can have great games anywhere, even at Coors. Nomo pitched a no-hitter there.[/quote]
Yes, pitchers can pitch well there. But their chances of pitching bad are also at probably there highest odds. I like sitting guys there if possible, its only 1 game. One bad outing can really kill the era.
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