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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:57 am 
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Nothing 7-8 IP of allowing 0 or just 1 can't cure.

Needs a great game from Greinke. Simple as that.

At the very least, he needs to start off clean and make sure we don't fall behind early.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:01 pm 
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shoewizard wrote:
Nothing 7-8 IP of allowing 0 or just 1 can't cure.

Needs a great game from Greinke. Simple as that.

At the very least, he needs to start off clean and make sure we don't fall behind early.


Agree. We need to jump all over them in the first 3 innings. Iannetta is Wednesday's MVP, but wouldn't be possible without clutch hit by Pollock earlier and fielding gem late in the game by Descalso. D'backs win and move on.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:56 am 
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I am hearing Jeff Mathis will be on the roster for today's playoff game.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:23 am 
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shoewizard wrote:
So.....Roster for the Wild Card Game. Here is mine

Catcher: Carry 3. If there is an injury or long game you need an emergency catcher. ESPECIALLY if they start Mathis, because if the team is behind in the mid innings, they will need to pinch hit for him. I personally would like to see Mathis catch at least 1 of the remaining 4 games. Otherwise I am not at all comfortable with him catching the Wild Card Game, and I think it would be a huge mistake if he cannot prove himself healthy enough in one of the 4 remaining games.

Iannetta
Herrmann
Mathis or Murphy

Infield:

1b- Goldy
2b- Drury
3b-Lamb
SS- Marte

Util : Descalso/Rosales/Vargas/Walker.

You need the right handed pinch hitter in Walker.

OF

LF- Peralta
CF- Pollock
RF- Martinez
4th: Blanco
5th: Hazelbaker or Fuentes ?

Debate here is if you want a potential pinch runner in Fuentes or if you want the potential left handed power in Hazelbaker.

So that is 16 position players, and still needing to make the choice between Mathis or Murphy at Catcher and Fuentes and Hazelbaker at Outfield


Pitching Staff
Greinke SP
Rodney 9th
Bradley 8th

Mid Innings, depends on matchups what inning they come in

Sherfy
Chafin
Hernandez** (Note Hernandez only to be used as a ROOGY....must not face LHB)
One of Jorge De Larosa or TJ McFarland (You don't need both...see below)

Long Men:

Assuming Godley is pitching game 2 in the NLDS if they get past Colorado, then you can't use him in this game. (And obviously Ray can't be on this roster as well)

So long men are then Corbin and Walker. If Greinke gets knocked out very early, or if the game goes extra innings, you need a couple of guys that can give you length from either side.

So that is a 9 man pitching staff, and you still need to decide between De La Rosa or McFarland


SUMMARY:

So above you have 16 position players, and 9 pitchers for the WC Game and have 3 tough choices to make

Can Mathis play and should you start him ?,
Who is the 5th outfielder ?,
which LOOGY do you want to take ?

Other thoughts ? Anyone you want to see on the roster I'm not taking with me ?


Not thrilled with the roster they went with

10 pitchers, but no Taijuan Walker

Negron makes roster.....why ?? Would have much rather had the right handed power bat off the bench in Walker

Both Blanco and Fuentes ? Two lefties that can't hit. No Hazelbaker.

Lets face it...if you have to use your bench a lot, it means you are behind and pinch hitting a lot. So you better, you know...have guys who can fucking hit. Fuentes and Negron ? Please.

Honestly after all that, I think they did not set themselves up as well as they could have .

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:34 am 
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Same as the Twins needed Santana to go 6+ (and then he pooped the bed after being handed a lead), Greinke needs to be sharp and go deep. If they have to pull him early the advantage goes to the Rockies IMO. And I really don't want to have to watch an LA vs. Col series. In Zack we trust.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:52 am 
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Have no reason why Negron is even near the MLB roster let alone on a 1 game playoff roster. Guy is awful. Correct me if I'm wrong shoe, but hasn't Fuentes done pretty well as a PH lately? I would have at least put Christian Walker on over Negron.


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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:10 pm 
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D-backs set NL Wild Card roster vs. Rockies

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Negron should strictly be a pinch-runner/designated bunter. A runner is a necessity in a 1-game scenario. You can't choose who will get into scoring position, but you can definitely choose who runs for him.

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 Post subject: Re: Wild Card Game Possible Previews
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:16 pm 
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4U2NV wrote:
Have no reason why Negron is even near the MLB roster let alone on a 1 game playoff roster. Guy is awful. Correct me if I'm wrong shoe, but hasn't Fuentes done pretty well as a PH lately? I would have at least put Christian Walker on over Negron.


Yeah, good point. for the year he was 5 for 18, with 2 HR and w walks, 4 runs, 6 RBI.

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