RD's Guardians PR Man!
- Dec 8, 2016
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I think it is pretty much set. Looks like Plesac is going on Sat in AAA. That lines him up with a Thursday Tampa start over Morris (get him a pen day or two to get use to it again for playoffs).
Quantrill is the only one that needs to be pulled out of the current rotation to save him for WC as he is lined up to go next Friday and thus would go last game Wed (but not enough rest for WC). Thus, don't be surprised if they just flip flop CIvale/Quantrill with the off-day coming on Monday (giving another day rest) to have Civale/Plesac end our season. Or, they can just go an opener with whoever isn't sent down McCarty/Morris for that last game (and Pilk can come up too for the last day as he will be eligible by then to come back).
But, Pitching will be interesting as to the mix
This year in the 7-game ALCS, they play 5-games straight and thus need 5th starter.
Yet, I see Morris as a vital piece of the pen (I would also say Vargas if he got any innings) but how to fit him in?
Starters - Bieber, McK, Quant, Civale
Backend - Clase, Stephan, Kar and Hentges
Middle Inn - Sandlin, Santos, Morgan
That's 11 (2 more to go)
Extra - assume Shaw and Plesac due to the experience over McCarty or Pilk but I rather see Morris over Shaw.
You may not see Shaw in the playoffs... Also for the wild card round, we may only see 11-12 pitchers on the roster since it's a best of 3...