Posted by italyprof on 6/22/2013 7:23:00 PM (view original):
chargingryno, you are kidding me? You got Bob Gibson to win 35 games in 1970 by "hit recommended and adding 10-15 pitches for starters"?
Actually for that one, it was a little different. I had 2 starters - GIbson and Palmer - and 3 long a relievers (Grant Jackson, Frank Reberger, and Steve Hargan) - Hargan was one of my few GOOD arms so I had him as my setup A to come in as frequent as possible) and set up my rotation as SP1: GIBSON SP2 PALMER SP3A: Jackson SP3B Reberger - Gibson and Palmer were set at 90-100 pc's wanting my bullpen to come in around the 7th and 8th innings. I knew I'd win the majority of Gibsons starts because of my offense (and I was right as he went 35-9) and thought the same would be true of Palmer, but he didn't perform as well as I'd hoped (finished 23-19 but was 15-19 before going on a hot streak). I knew my chances of winning with my 3a and 3b starters were slim - but also new I had an amazing offense and hoped to pull out a few. I had them on 100-115pc - wanting them to go as deep as possible to save my bullpen). They went 20-18 combined (much better than I'd anticipated). At game 140 I pulled my sp3's and went with a 1-2 rotation of Palmer and Gibson and increased their PC's to 100-110 to go deeper into games. Again, not scientific - but it worked