Originally Posted by Kingspoint
The schedule works out perfectly for the REDS to have a 4-man rotation until May 19th.
The first time a 5th starter is needed is April 14th.
The second time a 5th starter is needed is April 24th.
The third time a 5th starter is needed is May 4th.
The fourth time a 5th starter is needed is May 19th.
The fifth time a 5th starter is needed is May 24th.
That knowledge changes the whole dynamics of the Opening Day Roster. The REDS can have an extra bat (14 hitters and 10 pitchers), which is great.
I'm sure you are correct, but I can't figure this out.
The Reds play from April 7 to April 18 with no off day. Won't they need a fifth starter twice in that period?
My quick look tells me they will need a fifth starter five times through May 11.
I'm probably missing something, please explain. Thanks.