Originally Posted by harangatang
I. I understand the premise of starting Bailey on the road, but I don't think Arroyo is a bad choice either. It's nice having pitching depth.
Yep, Homer pitches better on the road, but Arroyo does too.
Honestly, if you look at Arroyo vs Homer's numbers this year, it's close to a push.
Is it wrong to assume that Arroyo will give you a better chance of 6 IP of keeping the game close? Not necessarily, IMO. If you look at their entire body of work, Bronson has a more solid career..
If Bronson gets in trouble, they can pull him fast, put in someone like Simon/Lecure, and then get Homer warmed up to eat the innings.. not a bad plan at all.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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