Post by A Clock Tower Purple on Mar 24, 2019 19:27:10 GMT -5
Likely done in this case was skippers agreed on 7 for first game, and said we'll see how long it takes and if extra innings are needed, then go 7 in game 2. When game 1 moved along good, between games they agreed to go 9 in game 2.
It looks like he'll (Cronin) be coming out of the bullpen this year but he does have starter stuff. One of his issues last year was running up very very high pitch counts very early in games. As a starter. It is an advantage to have a strong bullpen guy who can throw quality pitches and work well v PL hitters for several innings. For a PL pitcher, he does look physically intimidating (IMHO)...and since he can be a bit wild he'll keep some batters off balance.