Saturday, October 18, 2008

World Series Pitching Rotation

Some friends and I have been considering how the Phillies should set up their rotation for the World Series. It's clear that Hamels will pitch games 1 and 5. Normally, Brett Myers would pitch games 2 and 6, but they are both on the road, and Myers normally pitches better at home. I kind of like the idea of giving Joe Blanton games 2 and 6, using Myers in games 3 (at home) and 7. Jamie Moyer gets game 4 at home, which means he won't start game 3 and risk taking the crowd out of the game early by giving up runs in the top of the 1st. It also means that he won't start game 7. Here's a haiku on these points.

Hamels in game 1,
Then Blanton, Myers, Moyer --
A strong rotation

1 comment:

Right Said Red said...

I like Hamels, Myers, Blanton, then Moyer.