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Miley's Last Chance
« on: September 26, 2019, 10:07:31 am »
Wade's last start of the regular season might be his last start of the year. Can he and Strom fix whatever it is that has made him so ineffectual over his last four starts? If not, he probably won't be on the 25 man roster next week.

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 11:12:17 am »
if that happens who replaces him.  this is almost shocking  from where he was earlier this year
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2019, 11:23:08 am »
if that happens who replaces him.  this is almost shocking  from where he was earlier this year
Possibly Urquidy, but I'm hoping that Miley pitches well for this last regular season start.

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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2019, 01:33:40 pm »
Urquidy seems to be the only choice.

But it would likely be a heavy bullpen day.

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 01:46:48 pm »
Personally, I'm betting Miley makes the ALDS roster regardless of what happens tonight.  You have to figure that even with his recent struggles his upside is much better than Urquidy's, and both of their downsides are probably roughly equivalent.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 01:50:01 pm »
They'll carry 11 pitchers for the ALDS

I assume the following are locks (barring the unforeseen or unimaginable, with all humble deference to the BBGs):

1. Verlander
2. Cole
3. Grienke
4. Osuna
5. Pressley
6. Smith
7. Peacock

Likely additions:
8. Urquidy (either as a game 4 starter or Miley insurance)
9. Smith
9. Miley

Fighting for the last two spots:

10. Rondon
11. James
12. Devo
13. Abreu
14. Framber/Cionel (seems unlikely, but Miley's the only other southpaw). 

As Waldo says, Miley probably makes it regardless and I'd like to see Abreu, but I happily recognize that I don't know shit.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 01:50:30 pm »
Personally, I'm betting Miley makes the ALDS roster regardless of what happens tonight.  You have to figure that even with his recent struggles his upside is much better than Urquidy's, and both of their downsides are probably roughly equivalent.

It's entirely possible that Miley makes the roster, but will be used in the pen, not as a starter.  I have a hard time trusting him to start a game.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 01:51:28 pm »
They'll carry 11 pitchers for the ALDS

I assume the following are locks (barring the unforeseen or unimaginable, with all humble deference to the BBGs):

1. Verlander
2. Cole
3. Grienke
4. Osuna
5. Pressley
6. Smith
7. Peacock

Likely additions:
8. Urquidy (either as a game 4 starter or Miley insurance)
9. Smith

Fighting for the last two spots:
10. Miley
11. Rondon
12. James
13. Devo
14. Abreu
15. Framber/Cionel (seems unlikely, but Miley's the only other southpaw). 

As Waldo says, Miley probably makes it regardless and I'd like to see Abreu, but I happily recognize that I don't know shit.

You have Smith in there twice.
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 02:06:27 pm »
You have Smith in there twice.

That certainly opens up an opportunity for someone.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 02:51:25 pm »
You have Smith in there twice.
He meant Harris the first time.
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2019, 02:56:22 pm »
He meant Harris the first time.

You're right.  I'll try this again:


I assume the following are locks (barring the unforeseen or unimaginable, with all humble deference to the BBGs):

1. Verlander
2. Cole
3. Grienke
4. Osuna
5. Pressley
6. Harris
7. Peacock

Likely additions:

8. Urquidy (either as a game 4 starter or Miley insurance)
9. Smith

Fighting for the last two spots:

10. Miley
11. Rondon
12. James
13. Devo
14. Abreu
15. Framber/Cionel (seems unlikely, but Miley's the only other southpaw). 

My baseless prediction is that Miley and Abreu get the last two slots.
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2019, 03:00:58 pm »
I think James is damn close to a lock.  Don't ask me why I think that, I just do.
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2019, 03:22:46 pm »
I think James is damn close to a lock.  Don't ask me why I think that, I just do.

I'd take James and Devo.

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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2019, 03:33:39 pm »
You're right.  I'll try this again:


I assume the following are locks (barring the unforeseen or unimaginable, with all humble deference to the BBGs):

1. Verlander
2. Cole
3. Grienke
4. Osuna
5. Pressley
6. Harris
7. Peacock

Likely additions:

8. Urquidy (either as a game 4 starter or Miley insurance)
9. Smith

Fighting for the last two spots:

10. Miley
11. Rondon
12. James
13. Devo
14. Abreu
15. Framber/Cionel (seems unlikely, but Miley's the only other southpaw). 

My baseless prediction is that Miley and Abreu get the last two slots.
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2019, 03:38:19 pm »
Is Peacock a lock? He's only pitched once since coming back

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From what I've read, if he's healthy, he's in.
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2019, 04:48:10 pm »
I have a hard time imagining James not being in that group. Sometimes you need a power arm.
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2019, 05:26:51 pm »
I have a hard time imagining James not being in that group. Sometimes you need a power arm.

Agree here.  Especially since he's looked good in his last 4 games (4.0 IP, 8K's, 3H, 2BB's 0ER) since the blowup inning against Oakland on the 11th.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2019, 06:32:32 pm »
I'd take James and Devo.

I'd take James before Devo. The Astros seem to like James velocity out of the pen.

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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2019, 06:34:08 pm »
It's entirely possible that Miley makes the roster, but will be used in the pen, not as a starter.  I have a hard time trusting him to start a game.

Why would you trust him in a tight game out of the pen which he is not accustomed to?
My 2 cents is that he starts or he sits at home.

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Miley's Last Chance
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2019, 06:55:18 pm »
Working with a split squad lineup behind him tonight.
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