The Astros play 6 games in week #1 and I am wondering if they are going to skip Redding whever possible this year? If so, Pettitte gets two starts in week #1 and I am happy. Any information on how they plan to use Redding as their 5th starter?
I think Clemens will be the guy they skip most often this year. It was a stipulation when they signed him out of retirement that he do that. I also think that he does not have to come to the park on days he does not pitch. Thats not a team attitude now is it? I get the Houston Chronicle everyday. Most of my info is from that paper.
Yikes, I kind of like Oswalt, as much as I can like any Astro, but going in w/ 6 starters and a few spot starters as well doesn't bode well for a lot of innings. I suppose they'll be QUALITY innings b/c he'll be well rested.
Skipping Clemens makes sense though. It can be a pain though having a pitcher on a team whose rotation is very flexible. I had Prior last year and had some trouble figuring out exactly when he was going to pitch w/o doing some homework. I suppose that's 'fun' though!!