スターター, オープナー, クローザーとそれらの残りの部分. ヒューストンアストロズとアトランタブレーブスによる非常に多くのピッチングの変更, マウンドにいる人を追跡するのは難しい場合があります.
“Everybody that’s in the World Series right now is gassed, みんな,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said during Monday’s day off. “Both teams, all the players. It’s been a long year.”
彼にとって幸いなことに, he can now give the ball to Max Fried.
With five full days of rest, the 27-year-old lefty will start Game 6 on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park as Atlanta again tries to win its first championship since 1995. The Braves missed a major chance Sunday night, wasting an early four-run lead at home in what became a 9-5 loss that cut their lead to three games to two.
Luis Garcia starts for Houston. For how long, we’ll see.
It’ll be a big ask for the AL Rookie of the Year candidate as he’ll start on just three days’ rest.
“We think that he’s the best for the job. We realize that he has a short leash, but then everybody out there has a short leash and operating on low rest or not full rest,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said.
Not a surprise considering both teams have employed at least five pitchers in every game so far.
Houston relievers Phil Maton and Ryne Stanek each have worked four times. Teammates Kendall Graveman, Brooks Raley and Yimi García have been summoned three times apiece.
Braves relievers Tyler Matzek, Luke Jackson, A.J. Minter and Will Smith all have three appearances already.
They’re fighting fatigue — and the familiarity hitters now have with their repertoires. But that’s how it adds up when there’s such a premium on finding the proper edge every inning. Many people play a role in factoring those equations.
“The organization gets together because we have quite a few pitching guys here in the analytics department, and it’s probably bigger on the pitching side of things, bullpen side of things, matchup side of things,” ベイカーは言った.
“We have charts and things … pocket sheets and stuff that we have to decipher and use at our discretion,” 彼は言った.
Garcia pitched into the fourth inning of Game 3 Friday night at Atlanta in a 2-0 損失, allowing one run and three hits. 彼は必要だった 72 pitches to go that far, walking four and striking out six.
The 24-year-old righty won the clinching Game 6 of the AL Championship Series, blanking Boston on one hit over 5 2/3 イニング. He said he had no concerns about pitching on short rest.
Other than condensing his workload, “nothing has changed. I just want to do my thing,” 彼は言った.
Fried excelled in going 14-7 とともに 3.04 ERA during the regular season and was sharp against Milwaukee in the NL Division Series and the opener of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
But he hasn’t looked anything like that lately.
With a chance to send the Braves to the World Series, and pitching in front of family and friends at Dodger Stadium, he got tagged for five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings of Game 5.
He wasn’t any better in Game 2 at Houston last Wednesday, allowing six runs and seven hits in five innings.
“I think he’s been off a little bit the last couple times, hasn’t been himself,” Snitker said.
“I expect to see Max on top of his game tomorrow. I expect that every time he goes out. というのは, this guy probably, since the All-Star break, is one of the best pitchers in the game. So that’s kind of the version of Max that I expect to see tomorrow,” 彼は言った.
If it goes to Game 7, Ian Anderson would start for Atlanta. He pitched five hitless innings, then was pulled from his start in Game 3 金曜日の夜.
“We’re in a good spot right now with Ian on tap,” Snitker said.
Fried would prefer to end things himself and give the Braves a whole winter to rest up as champs.
“Any time that you go out there and you don’t perform the way that you want, you don’t win, you want to go back out there and redeem yourself,” 彼は言った. “It’s probably going to be my last outing of the year, so there’s nothing to hold back.”