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Help for Relative Newbie


Help for Relative Newbie

5 games into a season. Milwaukee Brewers team, if that matters.
My #1 SP is Don Sutton. My #5 is Y. Gallardo.
Why would Sutton start Game 5 ahead of Gallardo? I know that a scheduled day off occurs later to mix up the pitching rotations a little bit. But Sutton already has 2 starts and Gallardo has not started.
Thanks for giving me a clue, if that's possible.

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Gallardo pitched 3.1 innings game 2 so was tired

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Thanks. I missed Gallardo's appearance in a Game 2 17-6 blowout. Now I'm scratching my head why the computer didn't use all of my RPs first before plugging Gallardo into mop-up duty.

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You used all your relievers between game 1 and 2 - the ones who pitched game 1 - 2)pitched 2 innings- the other threw 28 pitches in 2/3rds of an inning -so they were tired for game 2- In Game 2, once your other relievers got tired Gallardo was all that was left- although they should have left the last RP out there to get shelled, you were losing 12-3 BUT it was only the 5th inning, the SIM won't throw in the white flag that early, so Gallardo got the nod

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SCMs summary above is accurate. It’s wise to carry a mop up SP for this reason and just leave him at the end of the bench.

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Especially at the beginning of the season when all of your SP are rested and susceptible to being thrown in the game in relief. After that, your SPs mostly will only be able to pitch on their start day so this can’t happen.

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Steep learning curve, I guess. Thanks for the insight. I'm likely out of the running for GM of the Year.