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Your Post Season Starting Rotation and Relief Pitching? 

Post#1 » by Stannis » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:10 am

What would your rotation and relief pitching be?
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Re: Your Post Season Starting Rotation and Relief Pitching? 

Post#2 » by Stannis » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:19 am

I think you put it down to 4 guys starting.

My four would be:

Harvey
Degrom
Thor
Colon

If Thor and Colon have a bad start, then I'd give Matz the go if we get the chance. I would just start Matz from the start, but something tells me we are going to need somebody with experience in that rotation. It's a tricky situation. And I believe Dodgers bat slightly better against lefties.

I'd move Niese to relief pitching. From his recent post game interview though, it doesn't seem like he wants to take on a relief role.

- Niese as number 7, if they don't use a lefty/righty specialist.
- I'd have Clippard as our setup man. His 79 mph changeups still scare me, but he's the best option.
- Familia closes obviously
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Re: Your Post Season Starting Rotation and Relief Pitching? 

Post#3 » by islanders11040 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:57 am

Stannis wrote:I think you put it down to 4 guys starting.

My four would be:

Harvey
Degrom
Thor
Colon

If Thor and Colon have a bad start, then I'd give Matz the go if we get the chance. I would just start Matz from the start, but something tells me we are going to need somebody with experience in that rotation. It's a tricky situation. And I believe Dodgers bat slightly better against lefties.

I'd move Niese to relief pitching. From his recent post game interview though, it doesn't seem like he wants to take on a relief role.

- Niese as number 7, if they don't use a lefty/righty specialist.
- I'd have Clippard as our setup man. His 79 mph changeups still scare me, but he's the best option.
- Familia closes obviously

Ur crazy if you think anyone other than Addison reed pitches the 7th (though maybe you mean something else). Hes even slightly pushing Clippard for the 8th inning though that probably wont happen.

Niese I see as a decent option in non high leverage with or without the lead. I just dont trust him to come in with 2 on and needing an clutch out. Colon to me is the perfect long man reliever. He is the complete opposite to our young 4 flamethrowers. The sudden contrast in styles may keep the opposing team off balance for 4-5 innings after the SP falters in the early innings. Enough time for a potential Mets comeback.

I go Degrom, Syndergaard, Harvey, Matz. A realistic option in Harvey at 3 to limit his starts per round. Hopefully the mets get home field advantage so Thor can start at home. Though lately he has been looking good on the road too. Only downside to this rotation is that Degrom has been shaky lately. Hopefully he has a strong last game or two
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Re: Your Post Season Starting Rotation and Relief Pitching? 

Post#4 » by Stannis » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:34 pm

Niese has already been moved to the pen. So that's confirmed.
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Re: Your Post Season Starting Rotation and Relief Pitching? 

Post#5 » by Stannis » Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:00 pm

Yea, I'll change my mind and do Reed, Clippard, Familia for the 7, 8, 9.

If we get home field

1. DeGrom
2. Thor
3. Harvey
4. Matz

If we don't:

1. DeGrom
2. Harvey
3. Thor
4. Matz

I wonder what Collins will do for the #1 spot. It's a choice of Harvey or DeGrom. Harvey supposedly likes to be the ace and take most of the pressure. But I'm not sure if he will be imposing his inning limit. And DeGrom has been struggling lately, but he isn't on an inning limit. I'm going to go with DeGrom.
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Re: Your Post Season Starting Rotation and Relief Pitching? 

Post#6 » by Stannis » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:07 pm

So it actually turns out that Niese doesn't mind being in the pen. I just read that he actually asked to get some time as a relief pitcher throughout the season because there were needs there. Too bad the Mets never used him from the pen this year though.
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