Is there a rational explanation for why HC's best starter (Dvorac, 6-2 2.48 ERA) continues to pitch in Game 3, while the worst starter (McGowan, 0-8 7.25 ERA) continues to pitch in Game 1?
Or is this like the bunting thing?
They think the number 1 has a better chance to win against the other teams number 3 guy...
So basically punt on trying to go 2-0 in those games for the chance to go 1-1? Loser's mentality.
Do we really need to manipulate the rotation so we're saving the ace to face a weaker starter against teams like 13-24 Lafayette? Not exactly setting the team up for success in the playoffs (1 tournament win over 11 years in a 6-team league).
Yes, I did. That was why the suggested message ended with a question mark. The post asked what message was sent to the team. I took a guess at a possible one...that they remain focused on the game and support whomever is pitching (and not get caught up in the trivia we see so often here on CROSSPORTS).
Post by timholycross on Apr 23, 2019 12:53:24 GMT -5
1. Small Statistical Sample. The coaches may think McGowan is better than those here that watch do. 2. Once the pitchers got into some sort of rotation and/or workout regimen; keeping the order may have been worth more to the staff during the regular season than figuring out who 1, 2 and 3 were.