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Count Gerrit Cole among the starting pitchers who
05-29-2019, 03:59 PM
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Count Gerrit Cole among the starting pitchers who
are not fans of the concept of "openers."The Houston Astros starter said that even with the analytical advantages created by altering the common strategy Jose Reyes Jersey , he thinks you still lose something emotionally."There's a human element here that you start to lose when you just start rattling off the best mathematical equation to get an out," Cole said, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. "I certainly wouldn't pay a ticket to watch a math equation, I want to go watch a human interaction and human competition."The Tampa Bay Rays popularized the strategy last season to help overcome a rotation that was light on established starters. Manager Kevin Cash would begin the game with a normal reliever, who would pitch a few innings before the usual starter would replace him.Several pitchers found success in this route, with Ryne Stanek "starting" 29 games but only pitching a total of 66.1 innings and produced a 2.98 ERA. Conversely, Ryan Yarbrough ranked second on the team with 147.1 innings pitched despite making only six starts Jeurys Familia Jersey , and he finished 16-6 with a 3.91 ERA.The strategy could slow down an opponent's top of the lineup while also allowing a team to win matchup battles throughout the game.Cole still doesn't think this would benefit the Astros, although he noted Cash agreed when the two met at the All-Star Game last year."Well, Gerrit if we had starters like you guys then we wouldn't be running those guys out there that way," Col said Cash told him.Cole and Justin Verlander each finished in the top five of Cy Young voting last season while Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton helped the Astros produce arguably the top rotation in baseball in 2018. This talent will likely prevent any tinkering when it comes to starters. A look at what’s happening around the majors today:WIN OR GO WILDIn a big league first, a pair of tiebreaking Game 163s will be played on the same day to sort out the NL playoff picture. First, the Cubs host the Brewers to settle the NL Central at Wrigley Field. Then the Dodgers host the Rockies to determine an NL West champ. The losers of those games will play Tuesday in the NL wild-card game.Chicago will call on left-hander Jose Quintana (13-11, 4.09) Mike Piazza Jersey , who is 6-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 10 starts against Milwaukee. The Brewers are countering with Jhoulys Chacin (15-8, 3.56). The Midwest rivals might not be done with each other after Monday, either — the winner of the wild-card game will face the NL Central champ in the NL Division Series. How about a rematch?Colorado is attempting to end Los Angeles’ five-year reign atop the division and win its first NL West crown. Walker Buehler (7-5, 2.76 ERA) gets the start for the Dodgers, and the Rockies will counter with German Marquez (14-10, 3.76 ERA), who struck out eight straight to begin his last start.TRIPLE THREAT?Brewers dynamo Christian Yelich gets a final chance to claim the NL’s first Triple Crown since 1937. Yelich was 0 for 2 Sunday to end a 10-game hitting streak http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , though his .323 average is certain to remain tops in the NL. He enters Game 163 with 36 homers, one back of Colorado’s Nolan Arenado for the home run lead, and his 109 RBIs are two shy of Chicago’s Javier Baez for that title. There has not been a Triple Crown winner in the NL since Joe Medwick for the St. Louis Cardinals. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012 won the AL’s first Triple Crown since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.JOB OPENReds interim manager Jim Riggleman will interview to lead Cincinnati full-time in 2019, though the club may wait until the end of October to fill the position. Riggleman took over after Bryan Price was fired following a 3-15 start, and the Reds went 64-80 under him. Among the other potential candidates, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin has told the team he isn’t interested at this time.DECISION TIMEA few longtime stars said seeming farewells Sunday amid uncertainty about their futures, and this week might bring some clarity on whether they’ll keep playing. Joe Mauer suited up at catcher for one more pitch with Minnesota in between standing ovations http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , and Adrian Beltre got a nice cheer from fans in his former home of Seattle when he was pulled midgame. Jose Reyes got a similar treatment with the Mets, while Hunter Pence may also decide to hang it up after a touching goodbye in San Francisco. None of those players confirmed they’re calling it quits just yet, though.
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