8/25: German vs Kershaw

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Kershaw had only given up 10 HRs on his curve in the regular season in his entire career, 2 more tonight.
 

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Back four bullpen guys for NY are all very available, I believe they have literally thrown 31 total pitches between all four since last Saturday.
 

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67 pitches through 5. This is going to be the type of playoff decision that will make or break us.

A) Bring him out again to get through the inning, nobody ready in the pen unless he gets in trouble
B) Start warming someone up and let him start the inning
C) Go straight to the bullpen

Regular season, he gets the inning. Postseason, I have no idea.
 

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ESPN missed that HR, right? Thanks you incompetent fuckers, you have one job.
 

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72 pitches through 5. This is going to be the type of playoff decision that will make or break us.

A) Bring him out again to get through the inning, nobody ready in the pen unless he gets in trouble
B) Start warming someone up and let him start the inning
C) Go straight to the bullpen

Regular season, he gets the inning. Postseason, I have no idea.
Pretty sure it will be B, and especially with a two run lead now.
 

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72 pitches through 5. This is going to be the type of playoff decision that will make or break us.

A) Bring him out again to get through the inning, nobody ready in the pen unless he gets in trouble
B) Start warming someone up and let him start the inning
C) Go straight to the bullpen

Regular season, he gets the inning. Postseason, I have no idea.
Extra run helps. Short leash. Your point about the playoffs is well taken.
 

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Wow, NY has really pitched Bellinger great this series, it reminds me of when they shut down Jose Ramirez in the 2017 ALDS (2 for 20, I think).
 

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I might pull him now, but maybe that's not the best big picture move.
 

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Wow, pulling Ottavino after two impressive Ks on just 8 pitches to bring in Kahnle for Pederson.
 

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I guess they can double switch Tauchman and Maybin to skip the pitcher's spot although not crazy about that defensive downgrade.
 

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There's no question that we are treating this like a playoff game from a pitching perspective. Boone getting reps in.
Also these guys are so well rested as I said, it just makes me a bit nervous if it goes past nine innings, but I guess the answer there is not to let that happen.
 

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Wade pinch-hitting for Kahnle, so Britton and Chapman and hope it doesn't go past 9.