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2024 Season | Series #21 | Guardians @ Marlins | June 7-9, 2024

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In the short term, skipping Lively shouldn't effect Williams rehab. With off days today, Thursday, and next Monday, we don't need another SP until Saturday, the 22nd.

Losing Lively for more than a few starts would be disastrous. We are not going to go thru 19 turns thru the rotation without losing more starters, and we don't have any left without him.
You're right - with off days today, Thursday, and next Monday we won't need Lively (or a replacement) to pitch for another 12 days. Even if Lively can't go on the 22nd Gavin Williams should be ready by then. He could even get another rehab start in addition to the two he's already had.

Hopefully this is similar to Carrasco's next spasms which caused him to miss a couple of starts but wasn't an injury per se. More like a temporary condition than an injury. Hopefully.
 
You're right - with off days today, Thursday, and next Monday we won't need Lively (or a replacement) to pitch for another 12 days. Even if Lively can't go on the 22nd Gavin Williams should be ready by then. He could even get another rehab start in addition to the two he's already had.

Hopefully this is similar to Carrasco's next spasms which caused him to miss a couple of starts but wasn't an injury per se. More like a temporary condition than an injury. Hopefully.
Even with the 12 days, you may as well IL Lively and get a replacement long reliever to eat some potential innings up and not tax the bullpen with Cookie going <5 innings on a regular basis, or bring up Noel in RF for a couple of weeks.
 
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Even with the 12 days, you may as well IL Lively and get a replacement long reliever to eat some potential innings up and not tax the bullpen with Cookie going <5 innings on a regular basis, or bring up Noel in RF for a couple of weeks.

McCaughan has been pitching bad for Columbus overall and is stretched out... Parsons and Strzelecki can probably both go multiple innings as well...

I think those guys will end up covering for Lively short term if it's something minor... Long term, I am not sure...
 
Very little difference between Gimenez and Freeman in the 2 hole, and both are good fits, as the number one consideration is getting on base in front of Jose and Nails without striking out a lot.

Vs RHP

Gimenez .317
Freeman .316
League Ave .306

Vs LHP

Gimenez .325
Freeman .324
League Ave .311

But if you want some out of the box thinking...

Vs RHP

Rocchio .351

Vs RHP, Rocchio has actually been just as good overall as Gime and Freeman.
I would rather see the 2 and 3 hole switched but under the assumption that 1, 3, and 4 are set in stone Fry would be the better #2 against lefties for me.

Rocchio's OBP is high due to an absurdly high and unsustainable walk rate. While he certainly has been improving his approach he still chases a decent amount of pitches so that OBP will come crashing down unless he starts making some better contact (and his contact isn't absolutely terrible, yes he doesn't hit the ball hard but a .234 xAVG isn't killing you.
 

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