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King Felix or Drew Hutchison?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:27 pm
by Ernie.Whitt.
I know... dumb question right?
But... I'm in second place, 2 points back.
In the wins column, the gap between 2nd and 5th place is 2 wins.
The first place team is in 2nd in wins with 93, and I'm 5th in wins with 91, making it a 6 point swing in the standings between me and him because he's 2 wins ahead.
While "chasing wins" is difficult in the long term sense, I've not got may starts left, and a couple wins is likely to make the difference between a title and 2nd place.
Hutchison has two starts this week (our week begins tuesday) against Baltimore and NYY.
Felix has one start... he's been mediocre lately, and faces the Angels.
Problem is... I'm JUST ahead of the 1st place team in ERA (3.05 to 3.065), so one bad start by Hutchison (or Felix) could also end my year.
I can easily see Felix getting beaten up by LAA and Hutch winning two games... and I can easily see Felix shutting out LAA and Hutch giving up 10 runs in two starts.
Any crystal balls out there?

Re: King Felix or Drew Hutchison?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:00 pm
by eatyun
I would still go with King Felix, I dont like Drew's start against Baltimore

Re: King Felix or Drew Hutchison?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:51 am
by SecretAgentMan
Trying to predict individual starts, esp. from crummy pitchers is just magic-8 ball stuff. Go with the stud SP that got you there imo. If it works it works and I rather take my chances with 1 start from one of the top 3-4 SPs in the game than 2 starts from a scrub.