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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Starting pitching key to success over bullpen | MLB.com

You can’t win in the playoffs if you don’t get there.

And durable rotations have been a key to success.

In the past 21 years, 74 of the 178 teams that advance to the postseason had at least four starting pitchers work at least 162 innings, including nine World Series champions and 21 of the 42 teams that reached the World Series.

The Cubs quintet of Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey, Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel reinforced that over the course of the 2016 regular season.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 03, 2017 at 08:22 AM | 23 comment(s)
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