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BCubb2003
08-21-2006, 01:43 PM
From Baseball Crank:

...if the season ended today, the Mets would face the Reds in the NLDS, with the Cardinals facing the Dodgers. If Pedro but not Glavine is available, the matchups would be something like this:

Game 1: Pedro vs. Bronson Arroyo. Significant advantage: Mets.

Game 2: El Duque vs. Aaron Harang. Harang's been better two years running, but I'd feel OK about this matchup given the Mets' offense. Glavine vs. Harang would be much better.

Game 3: Trachsel vs. Eric Milton. Tie on your hittin' shoes, boys, this is gonna be a long night. Advantage Mets solely on the basis of their offense.

Game 4: Maine vs. ... Elizardo Ramirez? Kyle Lohse? Anyway, someone I would trust significantly less than John Maine.

Game 5: Pedro/Arroyo again.

http://baseballcrank.com/archives2/2006/08/baseball_unaced.php

flyer85
08-21-2006, 01:48 PM
Reds have been much better against LHP. Not having Glavine probably wouldn't hurt them at all in a series against the Reds.

redsrule2500
08-21-2006, 02:11 PM
Reds would smash them in game 2 and 3. Kyle Lohse pitches another gem and they win game 4.

3-1

Heath
08-21-2006, 02:16 PM
If I were the Mets, I'd seriously worry about getting through the regular season before playing pitching match-ups.

I'm waiting for Seinfeld to get called up to the big leagues.

kheidg-
08-21-2006, 02:17 PM
I think we'd probably see Harang go before Arroyo.

flyer85
08-21-2006, 02:19 PM
I think we'd probably see Harang go before Arroyo.that all depends on how the season winds down. Only teams that wrap up theie playoff spot before the last few days have the luxury of setting up their pitching just how they want.

Joseph
08-21-2006, 02:22 PM
Sounds like a big time homer post. I remember a game last year when the Reds beat a Pedro starting Mets team, though Wagner is a better pitcher than Looper was.

smith288
08-21-2006, 02:24 PM
Thats because they dont seem to follow anything about the Reds. If they followed baseball past Shea stadium they should know Harang is our #1.

No offense to Bronson, but ESPN basucally annointed him the Reds #1 without notifying the Reds.

VR
08-21-2006, 02:25 PM
Forget those bums, who we playin in the 2nd round? :beerme:

RedsManRick
08-21-2006, 02:26 PM
Mets: 5.22 R/G
Reds: 4.97 R/G

So basically, over a 5 game series, one would expect the Mets by a grand total of 1 run. Wow, they really have a great offensive advantage there...

Short series' are all about pitching. Always have been. Always will be. They have the advantage in Game 1. We have the advantage in Game 2. Games 3 & 4 are a total tossup. You can't convince that me Traschel (4.79 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 66 SO, 60 BB) is any better than Milton or that Maine is any better than Lohse. In fact, I might pitch Milton in game 2 so that he can pitch in Shea.

flyer85
08-21-2006, 02:29 PM
Billy Wagner gives them a nice advantage in every game.

smith288
08-21-2006, 02:31 PM
By then we have Denorfia to which basically makes all NLCS talk moot and takes us on to WS talk... *cough*

Heath
08-21-2006, 03:18 PM
Forget those bums, who we playin in the 2nd round? :beerme:

Probably the other bums, formerly of a NY Borough and now of the Left Coast.

PuffyPig
08-21-2006, 04:11 PM
Harang is our #1 starter, well ahead of Arroyo.

Rojo
08-21-2006, 08:46 PM
You can't convince that me Traschel (4.79 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 66 SO, 60 BB) is any better than Milton or that Maine is any better than Lohse.

I don't know much about Maine, but both Milton and Lohse are far more likely than Traschel to give you a big game.

Shaknb8k
08-21-2006, 10:21 PM
How about we just plan on taking it to a whole bunch of NY connected teams. Mets then Dodgers then Yankees.

Johnny Footstool
08-21-2006, 11:34 PM
Mets: 5.22 R/G
Reds: 4.97 R/G

So basically, over a 5 game series, one would expect the Mets by a grand total of 1 run. Wow, they really have a great offensive advantage there...

Short series' are all about pitching. Always have been. Always will be. They have the advantage in Game 1. We have the advantage in Game 2. Games 3 & 4 are a total tossup. You can't convince that me Traschel (4.79 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 66 SO, 60 BB) is any better than Milton or that Maine is any better than Lohse. In fact, I might pitch Milton in game 2 so that he can pitch in Shea.

Speaking of homer posts...

The Mets have an actual bullpen -- the best one in the NL and the second best in all of baseball.

You want to talk pitching, the Mets have it in spades.

The odds would be extremely long against the Reds winning more than one game.

edabbs44
08-21-2006, 11:41 PM
Mets: 5.22 R/G
Reds: 4.97 R/G

So basically, over a 5 game series, one would expect the Mets by a grand total of 1 run. Wow, they really have a great offensive advantage there...

Short series' are all about pitching. Always have been. Always will be. They have the advantage in Game 1. We have the advantage in Game 2. Games 3 & 4 are a total tossup. You can't convince that me Traschel (4.79 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 66 SO, 60 BB) is any better than Milton or that Maine is any better than Lohse. In fact, I might pitch Milton in game 2 so that he can pitch in Shea.
Are the runs scored for Cincy the same since the trade?