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    Pitching Scheduling (example-Chisox)

    So, this is just as much a general question as it is a white sox one, but what's up with the scheduling of the white sox starting 5 right now?
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    Starting last wednesday thru this monday, we'll have
    contreras
    danks
    colon
    floyd
    buerlhe
    contreras

    I'm a huge baseball fan, but don't pretend to be an expert when it comes to pitching. I get some stuff, but am befuddled by other stuff.

    We had an off day last tuesday - did we just skip a starter to keep on our current 4 days rest? and then flip a couple guys?
    How important do managers feel it is to get #1 starters matched up - etc? For instance, we'll have contreras matched up against Halladay on Monday - which sucks big donkey balls. How often to managers switch up rotations just to avoid specific matchups like that, etc. Obviously keeping pitchers on a normal schedule has some rationale...and I know managers use rest days to get creative or reallign rotations.

    What about mixing up your lefty and righty pitchers in your rotation? Or pitching two lefties back to back? Are there common practices, or no-nos?

    So, I guess, how about somebody with some knoweldge write a "pitching scheduling for dummies" paragraph or two for me?


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    Re: Pitching Scheduling (example-Chisox)

    Most teams have a starting rotation of 5 guys. Most teams want to pitch their best guys the most so they put them at the front of the rotation inless you have 2 pitchers that basically throw the same thing then you may put someone in between them. Early in the season there are a lot of off days built into the schedule because of weather. Almost all teams want to use their top 4 starters more so you skip the 5th starter a lot. Depening on matchups or suspensions a manager may skip a pitcher or move him up or back but it doesn't happen a lot



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    Re: Pitching Scheduling (example-Chisox)

    I'm up for us skipping Contreras if at all possible.



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    Re: Pitching Scheduling (example-Chisox)

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    I'm up for us skipping Contreras if at all possible.

    Colon too. I saw him get lit up pretty good a few days ago...



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