April 17, 2007

The Weather, The Rotation And Willie

John Delcos at Lo Hud, gives a few quick hits on the weather in Philly, breaking up the rotation and Willie's thinking in doing so:

So far, so good on the weather. The forecast is for chilly temps and scattered showers. It’s cool and dry now. They’ll play. They haven’t played since Saturday, so nobody needs any rest.

I do like separating Glavine and Hernandez. It was suggested in a post to separate Pelfrey and Perez, and I like that idea, too. Those are two guys where you can’t say, ``they’ll give six,’’ which could put a strain on the bullpen.

I don’t think Willie, or most managers for that matter, align their rotations with the thoughts of protecting the pen. The assumption is they’ll get at least six. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.

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