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Old 10-05-2018, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dru Edwards View Post
I hear ya, Jim.

Did I read correctly that Oakland's plan was to only use relievers in last night's game and not start with a starter?
Yep. We'll see more of that technique since Tampa Bay has had success with it (more than "success"--they've had a great team ERA): the "opener." Used to see it quite a bit; in the old days it was just called a "bullpen day" and generally occurred around double headers.

Yes, I used to play in bars behind chickenwire, but that was to protect the audience.
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