and what if neither pitches until Thurs and Fri, like my aces are doing this week?
Well then it makes it a calculated gamble.
A perfect scenario is you have 3 guys you like and all 3 throw complete games. You hit your innings limit and be done with it, but that rarely happens.
I mean I haven't done nor do I care to do any research on it, but it happens. Like it is for me this week. And while I think it's gay, I'll probably be sitting on those stats because it's beneficial for me to do so. But by increasing the IP limit, I wouldn't have to do that.
So if we want to talk about how I'm trying to make this seem as if I'm pushing a personal agenda, I would think this answers how I feel on the matter.
one will have a bad game, and force you to throw 5-6 pitchers.
Sure why wouldn't you? It would be dumb not to.
or they may have a good game and not have great strike outs. So you're winning ERA and WHIP, but are behind in K/9 and QS. Are you going to sit tight?
That depends. How am I doing in my hitting CATS? Would it be more beneficial for me to split as opposed to take the risk of losing it all.
Or you are in a close matchup in pitching cats and the guy has his ace on Sunday. He has a chance to pass you up in 2-3 categories with a good outing. You have a chance to counter with another guy, your 4th or 5th SP on your team. What do you do? sit tight?
I rather make him beat me then do him any favors. But circumstances change all the time. I've done both. I think I sat Week 1 versus rondo when he was chasing QS and he had the better ratios. I lucked out that day... but it doesn't always work out.
Or your closer gives up 4 ERs in 2/3'rds of an inning on a Friday, and your whole shite is blown the frick. Then what?
Then you start chasing. You'd be stupid not to.
This shite happens a lot more than getting a perfectly set up pitching week. Where all your studs take care of 3-4 categories in 3 starts.
It probably does. I'm not sure I'm disagreeing with that notion.
Maybe I'm too wordy or something so I'll just go back to what Early said earlier. Short and sweet.
Three 7-inning starts and you're basically there. I've been laughed at for continuing to throw guys in that exact scenario. Owners were basically telling me that if you get 21 innings at approximately a 2.00 ERA, you shut it down.
This is what I'd like to prevent. And with an increase in IP, it should give it more balance.