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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    LOL No problem predicting the first 4 games but game 5 is “hard to predict “. Just made me chuckle :)
    Game 5 is always more difficult to predict. Its a well known fact.
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    Make sure to keep this on the down-low...

    AA's talking to Snit about bumping Folty to Game 3 at home to match up with Buehler - they're considering going with Smoltzie tomorrow night and Maddux on Friday.
    Waters is intersting too. Would prefer a guy that projects to more power though. (2017 Draft Thread)

    If they don't make additions they can expect the same 3-5 win improvement they saw last year. That makes the Braves a 75-78 win team. (What's the best we could hope for in 2018?)


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    I know the Braves have never used an opener, and certainly won't start using one in Game 1 of the NLDS, but...

    This Dodgers lineup actually sets itself up almost perfectly for the Braves to use a LHP as an opener against Pederson/Muncy, with Folty acting as the "bulk guy" before handing the ball off to Viz/Minter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    I know the Braves have never used an opener, and certainly won't start using one in Game 1 of the NLDS, but...

    This Dodgers lineup actually sets itself up almost perfectly for the Braves to use a LHP as an opener against Pederson/Muncy, with Folty acting as the "bulk guy" before handing the ball off to Viz/Minter.
    I was thinking about this yesterday. it seems like a perfect opportunity. it won't happen tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    I know the Braves have never used an opener, and certainly won't start using one in Game 1 of the NLDS, but...

    This Dodgers lineup actually sets itself up almost perfectly for the Braves to use a LHP as an opener against Pederson/Muncy, with Folty acting as the "bulk guy" before handing the ball off to Viz/Minter.
    Another idea is to use 2 starters (1 lefty and 1 righty) for one trip through the lineup each.

    Say Teheran goes 3. Then Newcomb goes 3.

    The Dodgers would optimize their lineup for whoever is starting. By bringing in an opposite handed pitcher, we force them to either accept the unfavorable platoon match or burn players. Then the third time through the lineup, we use our pen to get the best matchup without having to worry about them flipping players to get the matchup advantage.

    I wouldn't do this with Folty. But Newcomb/Fried in tandem with Suarez/Gausman/Teheran/Touki.

    I think if we carried the right mix and number of guys in the pen we could have a yuge amount of flexibility. We could implement a strategy where we replace our starter very early in the game if necessary.

    One benefit of this is we can pinch hit very early if the pitcher's spot comes up in a high leverage situation. Lets say its a 1-1 game in the third inning. Pitchers spot comes up with the bases loaded. I say lift him right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    I know the Braves have never used an opener, and certainly won't start using one in Game 1 of the NLDS, but...

    This Dodgers lineup actually sets itself up almost perfectly for the Braves to use a LHP as an opener against Pederson/Muncy, with Folty acting as the "bulk guy" before handing the ball off to Viz/Minter.
    Not a bad thought. You could have venters open and face hitters 1-3. Pitching around the 2 hole hitter. If he clears the first. Then Folty starts the 2nd. If Manny comes up then you put Folty in. This allows Folty to face the entire dodger lineup 3 times except the top 3 hitters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewupk View Post
    ill be streaming it through reddit anyways
    I just signed up for Reddit and have never streamed from that site....pretty easy?

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    PREDICTION:

    Game One: Braves win 37-0. Injure Turner, Bellinger and Puig with line drives.

    Game Two: Braves win 21-0. Injure Kershaw, Muncy and Pederson with line drives.

    Game Three: Dodgers cry, forfeit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanMatt View Post
    Not a bad thought. You could have venters open and face hitters 1-3. Pitching around the 2 hole hitter. If he clears the first. Then Folty starts the 2nd. If Manny comes up then you put Folty in. This allows Folty to face the entire dodger lineup 3 times except the top 3 hitters.
    That’s the main idea begind the opener. Allow the SP to face 23-24 batters without facing the top 3-4 guys three times.

    That’s why it works so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IowaBrave14 View Post
    I just signed up for Reddit and have never streamed from that site....pretty easy?
    you don't even have to sign up, but yes, very easy.

    go to: reddit.com/r/mlbstreams
    there will be a specific thread for the Braves game. Go to that, and multiple links will be posted by people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanMatt View Post
    Not a bad thought. You could have venters open and face hitters 1-3. Pitching around the 2 hole hitter. If he clears the first. Then Folty starts the 2nd. If Manny comes up then you put Folty in. This allows Folty to face the entire dodger lineup 3 times except the top 3 hitters.
    Venters got shelled by Washington when he was used as an "opener" for the Rays. For what it's worth.

    His line that day...

    0.1 IP
    3 H
    2 BB
    1 K
    5 R
    5 ER
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    Venters got shelled by Washington when he was used as an "opener" for the Rays. For what it's worth.

    His line that day...

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    3 H
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    5 R
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    i'm not sure i can back this up with hard data, but some guys strike me as better starting an inning and others better coming in during an inning...the latter kind seems to be harder to find...and Jonny V is definitely in that category
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    Venters got shelled by Washington when he was used as an "opener" for the Rays. For what it's worth.

    His line that day...

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    5 R
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanieAntics View Post
    Hellz to the yizzeah. Possibility of only seeing Kershaw/Buehler in two games? I'm diggity down dawg. Ya dig?
    Kershaw would be on regular rest in a possible game 5, so we could see him twice, and Buehler Game 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanMatt View Post
    Everyone has a bad day. But venters was just a name of someone who is lefty
    Just making a point with data
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueagleace1 View Post
    Just making a point with data
    Yeah. I know. Just counter pointing. Plus if I am remember correctly. That was shortly after he came back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel View Post
    LOL No problem predicting the first 4 games but game 5 is “hard to predict “. Just made me chuckle :)
    Well, its much easier to predict the starters for the first 4 games. I'm not really predicting anything concretely, just saying what I think the outlook is at the moment. I like the Folty vs. Ryu matchup in game 1 and possibly game 4. The Buehler and Kershaw games are going to be brutal. If we can steal one of those I think we can win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanieAntics View Post
    Well, its much easier to predict the starters for the first 4 games. I'm not really predicting anything concretely, just saying what I think the outlook is at the moment. I like the Folty vs. Ryu matchup in game 1 and possibly game 4. The Buehler and Kershaw games are going to be brutal. If we can steal one of those I think we can win it.
    I actually feel okay about the Kershaw game. He has struggled recently...If we can win against Ryu and scratch out a win against Kershaw, this series is finnish
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravesfanforlife88 View Post
    I actually feel okay about the Kershaw game. He has struggled recently...If we can win against Ryu and scratch out a win against Kershaw, this series is finnish
    You mean to tell us your hot take is that if the Braves take a 2-0 series lead they are likely to win the 5 game series?
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