What pitchers are in jeopardy of losing a start this week while playoff teams set their rotations for the postseason?
It also makes sense to discuss pitchers who will be shut down because their teams have nothing to play for. For example, Max Scherzer made his final start of the season on Fri 9/25.
According to ESPN, the Dodgers will be going with a 6-man rotation in their 6 games this week.
9/28 - Kuroda, 9/29 - Billingsley, 9/30 - Padilla, 10/2 - Garland, 10/3 - Wolf, 10/4 - Kershaw
Are those scheduled starters likely to change? What's the Dodgers expected playoff rotation?
According to ESPN, the Angels will be going with a 5-man rotation in their 7 games this week, but haven't named who will start the season finale on 10/4.
9/28 - Santana, 9/29 - Kazmir, 9/30 - Weaver, 10/1 - Lackey, 10/2 - Saunders, 10/3 - Santana, 10/4 - ?????
Who's likely to start the season finale? Scott Kazmir? What's the Angels expected playoff rotation?
According to ESPN, the Cardinals will be going with a 5-man rotation in their 6 games this week.
9/29 - Piniero, 9/30 - Smoltz, 10/1 - Carpenter, 10/2 - Wainwright, 10/3 - Lohse, 10/4 - Piniero
What's the Cardinals expected playoff rotation? If Joel Piniero is part of it, will he make his scheduled start on 10/4?
According to ESPN, the Twins will be going with a 5-man rotation in their 7 games this week.
9/28 - Blackburn, 9/29 - Duensing, 9/30 - Pavano, 10/1 - Baker, 10/2 - Liriano, 10/3 - Blackburn, 10/4 - Duensing
The Twins will likely be going all out to make the playoffs. If they clinch or are eliminated before 10/4, will Brian Duensing make his scheduled start on 10/4? Duensing (age 26) has thrown 153.2 IP this year, he pitched 138.2 IP last year, 167.1 IP in 2007, 160.0 IP in 2006.
According to ESPN, the Phillies will be going with a 5-man rotation in their 7 games this week.
9/28 - Hamels, 9/29 - Happ, 9/30 - Lee, 10/1 - Martinez, 10/2 - Blanton, 10/3 - Hamels, 10/4 - Happ
What's the Phillies expected playoff rotation? Is Pedro Martinez likely to make
For the Marlins, Josh Johnson missed his start today with the flu. The Marlins have been limiting his pitches over the last few weeks, are they likely to shut Josh Johnson down for the final week of the season or will he get another start?