No I’m with ya, I hate the one inning rotation bs. Last night they all looked good though. I personally don’t think Will Smith is good enough to do the job but he was 11 for 11 on saves until last night. That McCutcheon ab was so big.You're missing my point. If you insist on trotting out three different pitchers to throw 3 innings, you increase the likelihood that one of them is not "on" tonight. Result, you lose a one run lead. If you stick with pitchers who are effective and only use one or two, you decrease the chances of that. The Phillies let their reliever throw 3 innings. That won them the game. Had they insisted on letting two more guys out of their pen pitch, the chances are that one of them might be "off" and the Braves might have added on to their lead.
i am not sure if Snitker is the idiot who insists on this approach, or some back office data analyst doing analytics is dictating the strategy. I get how the numbers indicate starters lose effectiveness the 2nd and especially the 3rd time through the lineup, but how could analytics support pulling an effective pitcher who threw only 9 pitches to 3 batters and was not replaced by a pinch hitter?
But, it's idiotic and the Braves continue to do it despite the terrible bullpen results they are getting. Insanity!
I just don’t understand why ownership won’t go out and get a dominant closer. They’re wasting year after year of this talented young roster, with keys like Freddie only getting older.