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Winning in the play offs


Winning in the play offs

does it hurt if you change your starting pitching rotation after the play offs have started i am very bad in the play offs sometimes i like to switch in number 2 and 4 around

Re: Winning in the play offs

If your regular #2 starter is having a bad year, which by the way does happen, then basically your playing a hunch and hoping a lesser pitcher can beat a better pitcher.

The best logic I can offer is play the percentages, a better pitcher has a higher chance of pitching well than a lesser one.

But you are going against the odds, which doesn't mean you are wrong, however, I also believe that if you are supposed to win, you win

Always start your studs is the best course

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I always wan't my best pitchers to start twice in a series....
Sometimes I like to create some mismatch with opposite pitchers also.... so some games becomes almost automatic wins....

When I see bad pitchers being there on the opposite team, I wan't to make sure to exploit that weakness...

Many times my 3rd starter is solid enough to give me a fair chance of wi nning vs opposite aces... And my ace is just crushing their 3rd starter...

So I will switch them come playoff time just to create a huge favorable mismatch in game 3 and 6... while game 1 and 5, I can still challenge with my 3rd starter vs their ace...

I don't want my ace to face the other ace in 50-50 matchup with my own ace....

When I take a lead in a series 2-0 or 3-1, I like to make sure that the 7th game of a series , if needed, will be pitched by a kingpin / ace... and most of the times my opposition have their 3rd starter in there in the 7th game... so I almost have a favorable matchup everytime in game 7.... most comeback will be cut short in the ultimate game 7....

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thanks thats very true but sometimes in all-time leagues you will have a leffty number 2 and a number 4 like n ryan having a great year some guys are better pitchers in lower spots i have found and you may need to change because off homefield l-r thing

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Yep... as an example Al Leiter in best of 1990's is often overlook.... he has a big whip.. but he is often succesfull because he has a very low hit per 9... and he dosn't allow many contacts....

So he can be put in there vs any pitchers and challenge every single aces in the league....

I can't do that with many 3rd or 4th starters... but Al Leiter allows me to do it....

So that guy allows me to have a mismatch somewhere in the playoffs where 2 games will most of the times be automatic wins, by just smashing my ace vs a vulnerable 3rd or 4th starter... or even Leiter being a missmatch for any 3rd starters....

Re: Winning in the play offs

thanks PLP 512

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good stuff in this thread.