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Bullpen Priority tweak suggestion


Bullpen Priority tweak suggestion

Not sure if this has been suggested already, or if there's a workaround I'm not aware of, but...

It would be nice to override the Bullpen Priority for games that are blowouts. For instance, if I'm already losing by X number of runs, then I don't want my best reliever coming in and burning his eligibility for the next game. I'd rather waste those innings on my 6th- or 5th-best reliever.

So, could there be an addition to the Edit Strategy field, where we can reverse the Bullpen Priority order if losing (or winning) by a certain number of runs?

Thanks!

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The Game already does this, in fact on the set Bullpen page to the right of where you set your lineup it mentions that very issue.

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When up or down 6 the back of bullpen comes in, unless runners are on base.

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I see where it says "Please note, in the case of a blowout, the CPU may decide to use the back end of your pen and preserve your higher ranked relievers." So, does the CPU consider 6 runs or more a blowout, then? I'm just wondering if there's a way to alter that. I've seen my best reliever come into a game when the game was well out of hand in the late innings. That's especially frustrating in a playoff series! Also, does it work whether you're winning or losing the blowout?
Thanks.

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6 runs up or down, but if runners are on base it won’t use the back, because when you are up 6, bases loaded, you want best pitcher in there.

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Were all of your other RP tired? if so then regardless of the situation the SIM will use a rested RP over a tired one- so maybe that's why he came into a game that was, as you say, well in hand.

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I don't remember the exact circumstances. Regardless, though, it would be advantageous to flip bullpen priority in situations other than +/- 6 runs, like 5 runs in the 8th inning.
I didn't mean this to become controversial, and it's not the biggest deal; just a suggestion.

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From experience of back bullpen guys blowing games, you dont want them in 5 run lead. Well, I dont, anyway. They give up 3 suddenly you are in a close game again.