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  • Justin Justin Jul 27, 2010 12:03 PM Flag

    Who should i put in?

    Lackey or Jered Weaver? They are pitching against each other tonight.

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    • Start both.

      Why would you start just one? Then you only have a 50% chance of having a winnig starting pitcher. Start both...both give you a ton of Ks...and there is always the chance of both pitching late into the game, each with 10Ks, and each having given up 1 ER or less.

      If you start one, with the thought that one will get blown up and the other won't...you have just a 50% chance of getting it right. What if you choose the one that blows up?

      If you start both...and one gets blown up to the tune of a 6.00 ERA, but nets 8Ks...and the other has a 1.50 ERA and 8Ks...doesn't that average out well?

      Simply put...only a dumbass would start just one pitcher hoping to "guess" right.

    • I say Weaver. Lackey's been underwhelming all season, and even if he won't admit it, I think going back to Angel Stadium will affect his performance. I think his former teammates feel betrayed that he left and will be trying their hardest to make him regret it. Further, Weaver has been extremely impressive all season, particularly at home, where he's 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA. Lackey is 2-3 with a 4.47 ERA away from Fenway so far this season.


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