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Thread: Who is your playoff 3?

  1. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by OH FOY! View Post
    Montgomery has been good, are they watching his innings now?
    They had been, but if we need a playoff 4, I think it's all hands on deck. He has been really, really good in September, and you don't shut a guy down who is rolling into the playoffs if you are a playoff team
    How many more years left in ARod's contract?

  2. #17
    Sale
    Pom
    ERod
    Fire Farrell - fucking check mark!
    Trade Pedroia
    Sign JD Martinez to play 1B/DH
    Sign Alex Cora for MGR - check plus!

  3. #18
    Despite Tanaka's inconsistency, I don't see how he's not part of the rotation mix should we advance. I will be surprised if the rotation order is not Severino, Gray, Tanaka, CC (Sevy pitching WC game would mean Gray pitches game 1). I think Monty doesn't make the 25 since they will likely opt for Garcia as the long man out of the bullpen (Yanks always go with the veteran). And they'll probably use the vacant 5th SP spot for a pinch runner, my guess is Wade.

  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by mvp 78 View Post
    Sale
    Pom
    ERod
    Yes. In that order. If we need a 4, it will be Porcello or Sale on short rest.

  5. #20
    OP question is much too easy. Better for me is, who is your number 2?

    The WAR and the whole season argue strongly for POM, but ERod has better stuff--by a good margin--and lately (last 4 starts, average 6 innings and 5 ER's given up) has shown better command of those pitches.

    So, me, I want to see what those two do against the Astros this week. If ERod does great and Pom struggles again, ERod is my #2.

    Some guys like to go with the hot bat. I like to go with the hot arm.

    Plus, as some of you probably know, I am not a big Pomeranz fan even though I agree entirely he was a huge bonus for the rotation this year, especially when Price went on the DL (twice?) and Porcello was horrendous. If our rotation is decent, it's mostly because of Sale and Pom. But what worries me about Pom he is a starter with basically two pitches--knuckle curve and fast ball. He's a lefty who faces 75% or more righty bats and still does not have a viable changeup.

  6. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Yes. In that order. If we need a 4, it will be Porcello or Sale on short rest.
    Game 1 is Oct 5 and game 4 is October 9, 4 days rest. If we are up 2-1 in games, I probably go with Porcello and use Sale in game 5, October 11, on 6 days rest. If we are down 1-2 in games, I probably go with Sale.

  7. #22
    That is not 4 days rest, itís 3

  8. #23
    Better for me is, who is your number 2?

    I go with Pom

    AWAY ERA
    3.19 Pom
    3.99 ERod

    Home
    3.58 Pom
    3.81 ERod

  9. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by moonslav59 View Post
    Better for me is, who is your number 2?

    I go with Pom

    AWAY ERA
    3.19 Pom
    3.99 ERod

    Home
    3.58 Pom
    3.81 ERod
    Pom had a rough outing and his velocity was down. He might have been sick or perhaps the long season is catching up with both he and Sale. JF should be in an excellent position to make the call and I'll look to his choice as the smartest one.

  10. #25
    Sale
    Pomeranz
    Fister

  11. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonianmarch View Post
    That is not 4 days rest, it’s 3
    We just count differently. I assume a pitcher begins to rest his arm the instant the game is over. Assuming the next game is at the same time of day (7 pm and 7 pm), that's 20 hours of rest plus the three days in between.

  12. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by devildavid View Post
    Sale
    Pomeranz
    Fister
    Oh, I like that. Totally wrong of course because Fister is out behind the wood shed getting beat up for failing to do his job. But I like Fister nonetheless.

  13. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimer View Post
    Pom had a rough outing and his velocity was down. He might have been sick or perhaps the long season is catching up with both he and Sale. JF should be in an excellent position to make the call and I'll look to his choice as the smartest one.
    As one sort of old time (fan since 1949), I like that a lot. I admit my prejudice against Pom and will be happy with whatever Farrell decides. My sense is Farrell with stay with the guys who got the Sox here.

  14. #29
    Pretty clear ERod ain't no 2. What a choker in a big game.

  15. #30
    Sale
    Pom
    Porc
    other names i have posted under: none

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