[poll] Who should start the WC game?

Who should start the Wild Card game for the Cubs?

Cole Hamels if we don't have to use him in the last weekend to preserve our WC spot
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Kyle Hendricks
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Jon Lester
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10%
Eloy Jimenez In Bad Pitcher Form
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5%
Mike Montgomery
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No votes
Jaime Garcia
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10%
Alec Mills
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33%
 
Total votes: 21

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[poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:44 pm

I know it depends on if we're facing the Cardinals, Brewers, or other. But in a vacuum, who would you pick?
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby The_Achiever » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:47 pm

I think you've got it in the right order.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:06 pm

why are we planning on the WC again?
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:09 pm

I hate this thread and I hope a cow falls on you.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:14 pm

Jake Arrieta
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Duke Silver » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:18 pm

When the worst thing the biggest doom boner can think of still involves your team making the playoffs...
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:25 pm

minnesotacubsfan wrote:why are we planning on the WC again?


Things aren’t going great but I think it would be overly pessimistic to count them out of the playoffs entirely
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Regular Show » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:27 pm

Jaime Garcia?

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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 pm

Regular Show wrote:Jaime Garcia?

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Are the Dodgers still weak to lefties?
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby TMan92 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:27 pm

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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:37 pm

Just use Brian Duensing as an opener & quickly proceed to the sweet, sweet embrace of postseason death. Best to end the misery right away.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Bull » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:45 pm

You inadvertently left an option off:

-- I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:47 pm

Bull wrote:You inadvertently left an option off:

-- I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and a big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt.


That's Alec MIlls
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby TMan92 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:48 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Regular Show wrote:Jaime Garcia?

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Are the Dodgers still weak to lefties?


OPS
LH .708
RH .782
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Bull » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:54 pm

TMan92 wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Regular Show wrote:Jaime Garcia?

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Are the Dodgers still weak to lefties?


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LH .708
RH .782


I can't help but think the gif is a proper reaction to this post. Hamels, Lester and Q look good against those splits.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:56 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Just use Brian Duensing as an opener & quickly proceed to the sweet, sweet embrace of postseason death. Best to end the misery right away.


not true. if the opposing team pitches their best pitcher, you want our best because we would likely pummel them 8-2. If they pitch their worst, then horsefeathers it season over
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby champaignchris » Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:11 pm

Not Brandon Morrow.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby soccer10k » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:23 am

Chatwood.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby PackLandVA » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:28 am

I would start Chatsuck. "Why", you ask.

Here's my strategy. Use Chatsuck and let him make one pitch. Worse case scenario, you're down 1-0 (Cubs clearly don't score in the first or are the home team). Reality is, the ball isn't anywhere near close to the hitting zone. So most likely, the count is 1-0 (as opposed to the score).

Immediately pull him and replace him with anyone else on the playoff roster.

I don't know if this would work or not. But at least at a critical point in the game (or any point for that matter), Drinky Joe would be unable to even think about using Chatsuck, let alone, actually bring him into the game.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby Bull » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:00 am

PackLandVA wrote:I would start Chatsuck. "Why", you ask.

Here's my strategy. Use Chatsuck and let him make one pitch. Worse case scenario, you're down 1-0 (Cubs clearly don't score in the first or are the home team). Reality is, the ball isn't anywhere near close to the hitting zone. So most likely, the count is 1-0 (as opposed to the score).

Immediately pull him and replace him with anyone else on the playoff roster.

I don't know if this would work or not. But at least at a critical point in the game (or any point for that matter), Drinky Joe would be unable to even think about using Chatsuck, let alone, actually bring him into the game.


I know you’re being silly here, but I’ve often wondered why in big games managers don’t start a starter that throws with one hand and then after an inning switch to a pitcher that throws with the other hand to gain the platoon advantage for the next five innings or so. Unwritten rules I suppose. And starters’ routines, yadayada.
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Postby Banedon » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:48 am

I need to look into whether or not it's possible to ban a person for Sept-Nov only.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby treebird » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:21 pm

Banedon wrote:I need to look into whether or not it's possible to ban a person for Sept-Nov only.


go ahead and ban him now and i will be very sure to remind you when it is time to unban him no worries
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:21 pm

treebird wrote:
Banedon wrote:I need to look into whether or not it's possible to ban a person for Sept-Nov only.


go ahead and ban him now and i will be very sure to remind you when it is time to unban him no worries


This is kind of how I banned sulley for 2 weeks and forgot to un-ban him.
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby squally1313 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:34 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
treebird wrote:
Banedon wrote:I need to look into whether or not it's possible to ban a person for Sept-Nov only.


go ahead and ban him now and i will be very sure to remind you when it is time to unban him no worries


This is kind of how I banned sulley for 2 weeks and forgot to un-ban him.


At the risk of sounding self-centered...wait, was this because of me?
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Re: [poll] Who should start the WC game?

Postby squally1313 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Also the answer is two bad pitchers from two bad pitching staffs from two decidedly worse NL Central teams than the Cubs who will be competing to extend their season for 4 more games, max.
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