Blaine should go Sunday at 1 pm against Horns. Win or lose, Murphy on Game 2 Tuesday. That should set Campbell up for the third start, hopefully in the winners’ bracket side of the championship. Win that and you’re into the championship series and back to Knight and Murphy for the first two games.
Just depends upon if you want to go back to him or keep him for the championship series. Obviously you’ve got to get to the championship series first, but if you’re 2-0 going into that bracket championship, then you might hold him, knowing that if you lose, you can always pitch him in the loser-go-home game (in which all hands would be on deck).
If we’re going to look at this from a rotation standpoint let’s also consider game situations.
Game 1. Blaine Knight start and if the hogs build a big lead Blaine could get to the the 5th or 6 inning and you pull him. Pitch count kept minimal!
Game 2. Casey Murphy the same would apply!
Game 3. Campbell how long he can stay under control and effective will be key as well.
Time and score as well as pitch count!
Being able to manage your pitchers will be dictated by what is happening in the game.
Management of the bullpen will be most important. Cronnin, Loeske, Rheindl, Ramage and maybe even Bonnin! That’s where the end game happens.
In a perfect world your stater gives you 6 or 7 innings and the score dictates each game who comes on in relief. Keeping your closer rested in early games with minimal use would be preferred.
I would hope that every pitcher we have on our roster is able to get at least one appearance in Omaha. If it’s only for 1 out!
Sont burn a bull pen arm too early!