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    I think my pitchers are throwing playoff games

    My pitchers forget how to pitch in the first inning of playoff games. I spend the entire series playing from behind because reliable arms get touched up in the first inning. Like clockwork. See below:

    CARL DCS, game 1:
    Pitcher regular season: 25-8, 1.99 ERA
    First inning: ground out, single, single, double (2 runs), single, sac fly (run), strike out (3 runs).

    HR DCS, game 2:
    Pitcher regular season: 12/19 QS, 2.79 ERA
    First inning: Walk, steal, fly out, fly out (tag up, run), double (run), ground out. (2 runs)

    HR DCS, Game 4:
    Pitcher regular season: 17-8, 3.34 ERA
    First inning: Single, steal 2nd, walk, single, K, K, Double (3 runs), ground out. (3 runs)

    CBF DCS, Game 2:
    Pitcher regular season: 21/32 QS, 3.01 ERA
    First inning: HR (run), Fly out, walk, double play. (one run)

    CBF LCS, Game 2:
    Pitcher regular season: 18-5, 2.04 ERA
    First inning: Single, Double, Single (2 runs), double play, walk, K (2 runs)

    CBF LCS, Game 3:
    Pitcher regular season: 16-8, 3.27 ERA
    First inning: HR (run), triple, single (run), pop-up, double play (2 runs)

    BD DCS, Game 1:
    Pitcher regular season: 18-2, 1.55 ERA (CYA)
    First inning: reach on error, double play, HR (run), single, walk, single (run), ground out (2 runs)

    BD DCS, Game 3:
    Pitcher regular season: 14-7, 2.10 ERA
    First inning: Walk, K, K, HR (2 runs), K (2 runs)

    BD DCS, Game 6:
    Pitcher Regular season: 14-7, 2.10 ERA
    First inning: Walk, ground out, single, K, single (run), ground out (1 run)

    LEG DCS, Game 4:
    Pitcher Regular season: 17-16, 3.37 ERA
    First inning: Walk, K, single, Walk, Single (2 runs), fly out, caught stealing (2 runs)
    2ML - Padres 1906, 1909, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1942, 1945, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971
    BD - Antarctica 1993,1994, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2019, 2041, 2044, 2046
    CBF - Duck 2053, 2056, 2058, 2060, 2070, 2071, 2075, 2077, 2087, 2088, 2091, 2092, 2102, 2105,2106, 2107, 2116
    CWS - UNC 1953, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1979
    HR - Phillies 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1934
    CarL - Port Royal 2026, 2039
    62-48 in WS

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    Re: I think my pitchers are throwing playoff games

    I had a closer who was reliable in the regular season for a decade*. Won Fireman of the Year, 3-4 All-Star appearances, but come playoffs he blew up. I don't think he ever had a playoff year where he pitched more than 1/3 of an inning AND had an ERA of less than 11.00. I think his career postseason ERA for me was 21.87 (and we had 6-7 postseason appearances with him).

    Last couple of times, I took the odd man out of rotation and made them the closer as seen as they got rested from their last start.


    *Team's current all-time saves leader in fact

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    Re: I think my pitchers are throwing playoff games

    CARL DCS, game 4:
    Pitcher regular season: 18-7, 2.12 ERA
    First inning: Single, Single, K, Single, ground out (run), Double (run), ground out. (2 runs)
    2ML - Padres 1906, 1909, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1942, 1945, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971
    BD - Antarctica 1993,1994, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2019, 2041, 2044, 2046
    CBF - Duck 2053, 2056, 2058, 2060, 2070, 2071, 2075, 2077, 2087, 2088, 2091, 2092, 2102, 2105,2106, 2107, 2116
    CWS - UNC 1953, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1979
    HR - Phillies 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1934
    CarL - Port Royal 2026, 2039
    62-48 in WS

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    Re: I think my pitchers are throwing playoff games

    Are you in an easy division? That can skew the numbers a bit during the regular season.

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    Re: I think my pitchers are throwing playoff games

    Quote Originally Posted by DiMo View Post
    Are you in an easy division? That can skew the numbers a bit during the regular season.
    There's a variety of difficulty in these teams' divisions. One of the teams was in a division with 3 100 game winners.
    2ML - Padres 1906, 1909, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1942, 1945, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971
    BD - Antarctica 1993,1994, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2019, 2041, 2044, 2046
    CBF - Duck 2053, 2056, 2058, 2060, 2070, 2071, 2075, 2077, 2087, 2088, 2091, 2092, 2102, 2105,2106, 2107, 2116
    CWS - UNC 1953, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1979
    HR - Phillies 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1934
    CarL - Port Royal 2026, 2039
    62-48 in WS

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    Re: I think my pitchers are throwing playoff games

    BD DCS, game 2:
    Pitcher regular season: 15-10, 3.11 ERA
    First Inning: double, error, K, fly out, walk, single (run).

    BD DCS, game 3:
    Pitcher regular season: 17-12, 3.14 ERA
    First inning: Walk, K, fly out, HR (2 runs), single, steal 2B, fly out

    (team lost in 5 games)
    2ML - Padres 1906, 1909, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1942, 1945, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1971
    BD - Antarctica 1993,1994, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2019, 2041, 2044, 2046
    CBF - Duck 2053, 2056, 2058, 2060, 2070, 2071, 2075, 2077, 2087, 2088, 2091, 2092, 2102, 2105,2106, 2107, 2116
    CWS - UNC 1953, 1954, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1979
    HR - Phillies 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1934
    CarL - Port Royal 2026, 2039
    62-48 in WS

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