Iwritecode

02-20-2003, 02:42 PM

I just read in an article earlier today that the #5 starter will only start 8 of the first 55 games of the season. That is really misleading because he will start 9 of the first 56 games (talk about misleading statistics...) The #’s 1-4 starters will each start 10 apiece. I don’t understand what all this fuss about the number of days off in the first 2 months is all about. The way I have it figured is that each starter will get either 4 or 5 days off in between starts. Which I believe is about normal. The only long layoff is between April 22 and May 2 where the #5 starter will have 9 days off. Other than that, I don’t see the big deal. This is also a big argument as to why Rauch should start the season in AAA.

Maybe I don’t have the pitching schedule figured right? See for yourselves:

Game# Date #starter (days off between starts)

1 Mar 31 #1

2 Apr 1 OFF

3 Apr 2 #2

4 Apr 3 #3

5 Apr 4 #4

6 Apr 5 #5

7 Apr 6 #1 (5 days)

8 Apr 7 #2 (4 days)

9 Apr 8 OFF

10 Apr 9 #3 (5 days)

11 Apr 10 #4 (5 days)

12 Apr 11 #5 (5 days)

13 Apr 12 #1 (5 days)

14 Apr 13 #2 (5 days)

15 Apr 14 OFF

16 Apr 15 #3 (5 days)

17 Apr 16 #4 (5 days)

18 Apr 17 #5 (5 days)

19 Apr 18 #1 (5 days)

20 Apr 19 #2 (5 days)

21 Apr 20 #3 (4 days)

22 Apr 21 #4 (4 days)

23 Apr 22 #5 (4 days)

24 Apr 23 #1 (4 days)

25 Apr 24 #2 (4 days)

26 Apr 25 #3 (4 days)

27 Apr 26 #4 (4 days)

28 Apr 27 #1 (4 days)

29 Apr 28 OFF

30 Apr 29 #2 (4 days)

31 Apr 30 #3 (4 days)

32 May 1 #4 (4 days)

33 May 2 #5 (9 days)

34 May 3 #1 (5 days)

35 May 4 #2 (4 days)

36 May 5 OFF

37 May 6 #3 (5 days)

38 May 7 #4 (5 days)

39 May 8 #5 (5 days)

40 May 9 #1 (5 days)

41 May 10 #2 (5 days)

42 May 11 #3 (4 days)

43 May 12 OFF

44 May 13 #4 (5 days)

45 May 14 #5 (5 days)

46 May 15 #1 (5 days)

47 May 16 #2 (5 days)

48 May 17 #3 (5 days)

49 May 18 #4 (4 days)

50 May 19 #5 (4 days)

51 May 20 #1 (4 days)

52 May 21 #2 (4 days)

53 May 22 OFF

54 May 23 #3 (5 days)

55 May 24 #4 (5 days)

56 May 25 #5 (5 days)

Maybe I don’t have the pitching schedule figured right? See for yourselves:

Game# Date #starter (days off between starts)

1 Mar 31 #1

2 Apr 1 OFF

3 Apr 2 #2

4 Apr 3 #3

5 Apr 4 #4

6 Apr 5 #5

7 Apr 6 #1 (5 days)

8 Apr 7 #2 (4 days)

9 Apr 8 OFF

10 Apr 9 #3 (5 days)

11 Apr 10 #4 (5 days)

12 Apr 11 #5 (5 days)

13 Apr 12 #1 (5 days)

14 Apr 13 #2 (5 days)

15 Apr 14 OFF

16 Apr 15 #3 (5 days)

17 Apr 16 #4 (5 days)

18 Apr 17 #5 (5 days)

19 Apr 18 #1 (5 days)

20 Apr 19 #2 (5 days)

21 Apr 20 #3 (4 days)

22 Apr 21 #4 (4 days)

23 Apr 22 #5 (4 days)

24 Apr 23 #1 (4 days)

25 Apr 24 #2 (4 days)

26 Apr 25 #3 (4 days)

27 Apr 26 #4 (4 days)

28 Apr 27 #1 (4 days)

29 Apr 28 OFF

30 Apr 29 #2 (4 days)

31 Apr 30 #3 (4 days)

32 May 1 #4 (4 days)

33 May 2 #5 (9 days)

34 May 3 #1 (5 days)

35 May 4 #2 (4 days)

36 May 5 OFF

37 May 6 #3 (5 days)

38 May 7 #4 (5 days)

39 May 8 #5 (5 days)

40 May 9 #1 (5 days)

41 May 10 #2 (5 days)

42 May 11 #3 (4 days)

43 May 12 OFF

44 May 13 #4 (5 days)

45 May 14 #5 (5 days)

46 May 15 #1 (5 days)

47 May 16 #2 (5 days)

48 May 17 #3 (5 days)

49 May 18 #4 (4 days)

50 May 19 #5 (4 days)

51 May 20 #1 (4 days)

52 May 21 #2 (4 days)

53 May 22 OFF

54 May 23 #3 (5 days)

55 May 24 #4 (5 days)

56 May 25 #5 (5 days)