Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rotation Thoughts

Torre keeping quiet on his rotation plans (Tim Brown, Yahoo! Sports)

Kuroda still possible for NLCS rotation, Padilla definite (Dodger Thoughts)

Kuroda Likely To Join Rotation, Decision To Come Wednesday (True Blue LA)

photo by Jae C. Hong/AP

5 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

looks like Cliff vs. Clayton in game two. i wonder how many times a playoff series has started with 4 lefties

karina said...

Leaving Garland out of the roster? isn't his playoff experience worthy of a spot?

rbnlaw said...

Apparently Kuroda was so impressive in AZ that he bumped Garland. I couldn't see Garland coming on in Game 4 if needed. . .or game 5 for that matter.

Dusty Baker said...

I whined about this before the NLDS and I'll say the same thing again: if it comes down to Weaver or Garland, we have to go with Weaver because of the versatility he gives us. The fact that we KNOW he can come in in middle innings and spell the SP for at least several innings cannot be overlooked. This was exactly what happened in NLDS Game 1. The brother is versatile and experienced. Garland is an unknown out of the pen since I don't believe he ever has appeared in relief. I have nothing against Garland at all, and wish there would be a spot for him, but if Hiro is on point, math (though math is hard!) just doesn't work out for Garland.

Steve Sax said...

Math isn't that hard.

And I agree with you DB