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How Turnbow should be used


adambr2

Turnbow is an extremely effective reliever when he is on. However, when it rains, it absoultely pours for Turnbow. Knowing that, and knowing how much he struggles with runners in scoring position, here's what I propose:

 

If 2 consecutive hitters in an inning reach against Turnbow, he's gone. Doesn't matter if they're the first two, or he retires the first two and then two reach, if he allows two straight hitters to reach in any way, pull him. If he walks the leadoff man, get someone warming, but leave him in. Sometimes he turns it around, gets a double play, whatever.

 

Simple, and I think it could help alleviate some of the huge innings that he is prone to.

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MAkes sense in theory. Little too simplistic though. Have to play the match-up game sometimes, whether it be the next AB, or a few AB's down the line as it relates to guys you may or may not have available in the bullpen.
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The other thing is that you are now getting guys warmed up every time Turnbow gives up a runner. Warming up wears down your arm and having a guy ready every time in that situation will destroy your bullpen in the last two months.

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Impractical and counter productive, IMO. It's that same rational that convinces fans that managers should pull every starter after the 4th inning who gives up a couple hits. A pitcher can get 2 outs on two scorched balls and give up 2 hits on ground ball dribblers. Fans are very result oriented, managers can't afford to be.
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