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Monday, May 21, 2018

Kevin Cash keeps thinking outside the box with use of Sergio Romo

It was a strategic decision made possible in part because of the Angels’ right-handed-heavy lineup. With Shohei Ohtani not hitting either day, the only lefty in the lineup on Saturday was Kole Calhoun, and the starting nine on Sunday were all right-handed. Romo, with his sub-90s fastball and big, sweeping slider, has always been much better against righties, and his platoon splits have been even wider in recent seasons.

Romo was the starting pitcher on both Saturday and Sunday, although only one of those was a Rays’ “bullpen game.”  On Saturday, Ryan Yarbrough pitched 6+ innings in relief.  Will close Alex Colome get a GS this year?

Nasty Nate Posted: May 21, 2018 at 09:57 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: May 22, 2018 at 09:15 AM (#5677122)
The Rays are using a regular bullpen game as part of the rotation. How is it working for them? The couple of times they've done it against the Red Sox (the only times I've seen it) it hasn't seemed to work so well. This is potentially an interesting real world case study.

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