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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 #ís 1-4 starters will each start 10 apiece. I donít 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 donít see the big deal. This is also a big argument as to why Rauch should start the season in AAA.

Maybe I donít 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)

czalgosz
02-20-2003, 03:33 PM
I don't think that the early-season schedule, by itself, is enough to keep Rauch in AAA. I'm sure if Rauch needs to work between starts, he can pitch in relief or throw a simulated game in the 'pen or something.

hold2dibber
02-20-2003, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Iwritecode
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 #ís 1-4 starters will each start 10 apiece. I donít 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 donít see the big deal. This is also a big argument as to why Rauch should start the season in AAA.

Maybe I donít 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)

Shouldn't the no. 5 starter start on April 27th? Otherwise, the no. 1 would actually be going on 3 days' rest. That would throw off the calculations.

I thought I'd read that the nos. 1 and 2 would get 12 starts over the first two months, the nos. 3 and 4 would get 10, and the no. 5 would get 8.

Iwritecode
02-20-2003, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by hold2dibber
Shouldn't the no. 5 starter start on April 27th? Otherwise, the no. 1 would actually be going on 3 days' rest. That would throw off the calculations.

I thought I'd read that the nos. 1 and 2 would get 12 starts over the first two months, the nos. 3 and 4 would get 10, and the no. 5 would get 8.

Oh crap... :(: You're right.

I still can't figure out why the #5 starter wouldn't get his regular turns then. What am I missing here? :?:

kermittheefrog
02-20-2003, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Iwritecode
Oh crap... :(: You're right.

I still can't figure out why the #5 starter wouldn't get his regular turns then. What am I missing here? :?:

It seems as if they will be skipping the number 5 starter whenever possible. For example in the beginning of the season #1 will pitch April 5th instead of #5 and the rotation will begin again from there. The #5 starter will only pitch when there are 5 straight games with no off day.

czalgosz
02-20-2003, 04:25 PM
So if Colon pitches Opening Day, and he pitches again on the 5th, then Buerle pitches on the 6th on 3 days' rest?

Iwritecode
02-20-2003, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
It seems as if they will be skipping the number 5 starter whenever possible. For example in the beginning of the season #1 will pitch April 5th instead of #5 and the rotation will begin again from there. The #5 starter will only pitch when there are 5 straight games with no off day.

If that's the case, there's going to be a lot of times where the pitchers will only have 3 days off between starts. Is that really a smart thing to do? I'd rather have a #5 going on 4 days rest than a #2 or #3 going on 3 days...

Hullett_Fan
02-20-2003, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
It seems as if they will be skipping the number 5 starter whenever possible. For example in the beginning of the season #1 will pitch April 5th instead of #5 and the rotation will begin again from there. The #5 starter will only pitch when there are 5 straight games with no off day.

Exactly. Heard Manuel explain that at SoxFest. All the offdays early on allow for a "4-man rotation"...each starter gets 4 days off...no matter what.

I don't like the idea. Colon wore down last season (think I read that he had a poor Sept.??). Garland and Wright may or may not. They had stronger 2nd halves last year...but they didn't work many innings early on because they were taken out of ballgames in the 4th/5th(ie. not lasting to the 6th/7th as we hope will happen this year.).

EnricoPallazzo
02-21-2003, 02:06 AM
The Sox play the entire month of April and early May in Chicago, KC, Cleveland, Detroit, and Baltimore. May 6th, in Oakland, is the first game not in these cities. It's a safe bet they will lose a few dates to the weather. This will give the 5th man even fewer starts. If Loaiza has any success in the Spring he'll be the 5th starter until he turns into ...... well, himself. At that point I suppose we'll see either Rauch or Stewart, whoever seems most ready. I wouldn't bet against Stewart.

kermittheefrog
02-21-2003, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by EnricoPallazzo
The Sox play the entire month of April and early May in Chicago, KC, Cleveland, Detroit, and Baltimore. May 6th, in Oakland, is the first game not in these cities. It's a safe bet they will lose a few dates to the weather. This will give the 5th man even fewer starts. If Loaiza has any success in the Spring he'll be the 5th starter until he turns into ...... well, himself. At that point I suppose we'll see either Rauch or Stewart, whoever seems most ready. I wouldn't bet against Stewart.

Let me be the first to say if Josh Stewart starts a game for us this year it's baaaaaaad news.

hold2dibber
02-21-2003, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by Hullett_Fan
Exactly. Heard Manuel explain that at SoxFest. All the offdays early on allow for a "4-man rotation"...each starter gets 4 days off...no matter what.

I don't like the idea. Colon wore down last season (think I read that he had a poor Sept.??). Garland and Wright may or may not. They had stronger 2nd halves last year...but they didn't work many innings early on because they were taken out of ballgames in the 4th/5th(ie. not lasting to the 6th/7th as we hope will happen this year.).

I've been going back and forth on this issue and haven't really come to a conclusion as to whether or not it makes sense. I think it is important that the Sox get out of the gate quickly this year and don't dig themselves a hole. If they're not ahead or right on the Twins' heals for the first few months, attendance will drop and Colon will get dealt, and the youngsters that are so critical to the success of the team may lose confidence.

On the other hand, as Enrico points out, the Sox play all dog crap teams for the first month so maybe they don't need to over-rely on Colon and Buehrle. Plus those two have carried a heavy load over the last few years and it may make sense to take it easy with them and not wear them out early.

I think you can make a decent argument for either approach. At this point, I think if it were my decision, I would stick with the normal 5 man rotation and not skip turns (except where games lost to weather would mean Buehrle or Colon working on more than 5 days' rest), because I'm concerned about the team grinding Buehle and Colon into the ground.

Hullett_Fan
02-21-2003, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by hold2dibber
I've been going back and forth on this issue and haven't really come to a conclusion as to whether or not it makes sense. I think it is important that the Sox get out of the gate quickly this year and don't dig themselves a hole. If they're not ahead or right on the Twins' heals for the first few months, attendance will drop and Colon will get dealt, and the youngsters that are so critical to the success of the team may lose confidence.

On the other hand, as Enrico points out, the Sox play all dog crap teams for the first month so maybe they don't need to over-rely on Colon and Buehrle. Plus those two have carried a heavy load over the last few years and it may make sense to take it easy with them and not wear them out early.

I think you can make a decent argument for either approach. At this point, I think if it were my decision, I would stick with the normal 5 man rotation and not skip turns (except where games lost to weather would mean Buehrle or Colon working on more than 5 days' rest), because I'm concerned about the team grinding Buehle and Colon into the ground.


From Sun-Times:

The initial plans for Bartolo Colon are to make him less of an early season workhorse than in previous seasons.

"The thing we noticed statistically is that he kind of fell off later in the year,'' manager Jerry Manuel said. "[We will] make sure he's able to fulfill the obligation of finishing the season strong.''

Uhhh...Manuel said just the opposite a month ago at SoxFest. Don't remember his exact words but something to the effect of Buerhle and Colon are going to pitch a lot of games early on so we can come out of the gates strong, won't need to rely on #5 starter as much.

I don't know if this latest change of heart refers to Spring Training work or early season (fewer innings or fewer starts?). A real reporter would have followed up on that...too bad we only have few good ones here in Chicago.

IMO, we'll break out strong if we go with a regular 5-man rotation. As you all said, the schedule is weak in Apr, so we should compete with the Twins, if not be a few games ahead of them. I'd rather have Rauch/Loaiza go against KC/Det/Cle as much as possible to build their confidence. Save the big guns for Min./NYY/Oak/etc.

Iwritecode
02-21-2003, 01:22 PM
I've probably been thinking too much about this considering it's likely to change because of bad weather, but... this is what I've come up with in the case that no games are lost due to weather:

Date #starter (days off between starts)
Mar 31 #1
Apr 1 OFF
Apr 2 #2
Apr 3 #3
Apr 4 #4
Apr 5 #1 (4 days)
Apr 6 #5
Apr 7 #2 (4 days)
Apr 8 OFF
Apr 9 #3 (5 days)
Apr 10 #4 (5 days)
Apr 11 #1 (5 days)
Apr 12 #2 (4 days)
Apr 13 #5 (6 days)
Apr 14 OFF
Apr 15 #3 (5 days)
Apr 16 #4 (5 days)
Apr 17 #1 (5 days)
Apr 18 #2 (5 days)
Apr 19 #5 (5 days)
Apr 20 #3 (4 days)
Apr 21 #4 (4 days)
Apr 22 #1 (4 days)
Apr 23 #2 (4 days)
Apr 24 #5 (4 days)
Apr 25 #3 (4 days)
Apr 26 #4 (4 days)
Apr 27 #1 (4 days)
Apr 28 OFF
Apr 29 #2 (5 days)
Apr 30 #3 (4 days)
May 1 #4(4 days)
May 2 #1 (4 days)
May 3 #5 (8 days)
May 4 #2 (4 days)
May 5 OFF
May 6 #3 (5 days)
May 7 #4 (5 days)
May 8 #1 (5 days)
May 9 #2 (4 days)
May 10 #5 (6 days)
May 11 #3 (4 days)
May 12 OFF
May 13 #4 (5 days)
May 14 #1 (5 days)
May 15 #2 (5 days)
May 16 #3 (4 days)
May 17 #5 (6 days)
May 18 #4 (4 days)
May 19 #1 (4 days)
May 20 #2 (4 days)
May 21 #3 (4 days)
May 22 OFF
May 23 #4 (4 days)
May 24 #1 (4 days)
May 25 #2 (4 days)
May 26 #3 (4 days)
May 27 #5 (9 days)
May 28 #4 (4 days)
May 29 #1 (4 days)
May 30 #2 (4 days)
May 31 #3 (4 days)
June 1 #5 (4 days)
June 2 #4 (4 days)
June 3 #1 (4 days)
June 4 #2 (4 days)
June 5 #3 (4 days)
June 6 #5 (4 days)
June 7 #4 (4 days)
June 8 #1 (4 days)
June 9 OFF
June 10 #2 (5 days)
June 11 #3 (5 days)
June 12 #4 (4 days)
June 13 #5 (6 days)
June 14 #1 (5 days)
June 15 #2 (4 days)
June 16 #3 (4 days)
June 17 #4 (4 days)
June 18 #5 (4 days)

This is figuring the #5 guy will be used more as a spot starter more than anything. He can be used to balance the off-days so nobody has to go on 3 days rest. It also gives the #5 8 starts in the first 2 months. Just like I had read. The other starters get about 12 apiece.

Unless they have the #4 starter go on three days rest on June 1, the #4 and #5 spots will be switched around for about a week. They should start to get into a regular rotation after June 8.

OK, now I need a :gulp:

upnorthsox
02-21-2003, 01:40 PM
IWritecode,

Starters usually only have 4 days off in between starts with a 3 day being short work. You still seem to have too many 5 days if they're trying to get Buehrle and Colon the max amount of starts.

kermittheefrog
02-21-2003, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by upnorthsox
IWritecode,

Starters usually only have 4 days off in between starts with a 3 day being short work. You still seem to have too many 5 days if they're trying to get Buehrle and Colon the max amount of starts.

I think the idea is probably to get them a maximum amount of starts without completely throwing the other guys off rythm.

Iwritecode: Dude I think it's pretty cool that you are breaking this down. Don't feel like you are thinking too much about it.

upnorthsox
02-21-2003, 02:32 PM
Date #starter (days off between starts)
Mar 31 #1
Apr 1 OFF
Apr 2 #2
Apr 3 #3
Apr 4 #4
Apr 5 #1 (4 days)
Apr 6 #2 (3 days)
Apr 7 #3 (3 days)
Apr 8 OFF
Apr 9 #4 (4 days)
Apr 10 #1 (4 days)
Apr 11 #2 (4 days)
Apr 12 #3 (4 days)
Apr 13 #4 (3 days)
Apr 14 OFF
Apr 15 #1 (4 days)
Apr 16 #2 (4 days)
Apr 17 #3 (4 days)
Apr 18 #4 (4 days)
Apr 19 #5 (1st start)
Apr 20 #1 (4 days)
Apr 21 #2 (4 days)
Apr 22 #3 (4 days)
Apr 23 #4 (4 days)
Apr 24 #5 (4 days)
Apr 25 #1(4 days)
Apr 26 #2 (4 days)
Apr 27 #3 (4 days)
Apr 28 OFF
Apr 29 #4 (5 days)
Apr 30 #1 (4 days)
May 1 #2(4 days)
May 2 #3 (4 days)
May 3 #5 (8 days)
May 4 #4 (4 days)
May 5 OFF
May 6 #1 (5 days)
May 7 #2 (5 days)
May 8 #3 (5 days)
May 9 #4 (5 days)
May 10 #5(6 days)
May 11 #1 (4 days)
May 12 OFF
May 13 #2 (5 days)
May 14 #3 (5 days)
May 15 #4 (5 days)
May 16 #5 (5 days)
May 17 #1 (5 days)
May 18 #2 (4 days)
May 19 #3(4 days)
May 20 #4 (4 days)
May 21 #1 (3 days)
May 22 OFF
May 23 #2 (4 days)
May 24 #3 (4 days)
May 25 #4 (4 days)
May 26 #5 (9 days)
May 27 #1 (5 days)
May 28 #2 (4 days)
May 29 #3 (4 days)
May 30 #4 (4 days)
May 31 #5 (4 days)
June 1 #1 (4 days)
June 2 #2 (4 days)
June 3 #3 (4 days)
June 4 #4 (4 days)
June 5 #5 (4 days)
June 6 #1 (4 days)
June 7 #2 (4 days)
June 8 #3 (4 days)
June 9 OFF
June 10 #4 (5 days)
June 11 #1 (4 days)
June 12 #2 (4 days)
June 13 #3 (4 days)
June 14 #5 (9 days)
June 15 #4 (4 days)
June 16 #1 (4 days)
June 17 #2 (4 days)
June 18 #3 (4 days)

That's 9 starts for the 5th starter and 16 starts for the 1 and 2 starters with 1-4 each pitching one game on 3 days rest. Of course rain days could help or hurt that schedule so who knows.

Iwritecode
02-21-2003, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by upnorthsox
IWritecode,

Starters usually only have 4 days off in between starts with a 3 day being short work. You still seem to have too many 5 days if they're trying to get Buehrle and Colon the max amount of starts.

With 4 off days in one month plus the possibility of rain-outs, having 5 days rest is really not that uncommon. 4 days rest between each turn is ideal but quite impossible. I'd rather have them get an extra day off than go on 3 days rest. If you look across MLB, most pitchers fare worse on 3 days rest...

Iwritecode
02-21-2003, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
Iwritecode: Dude I think it's pretty cool that you are breaking this down. Don't feel like you are thinking too much about it.

Thanks. Every once in a while I'll find something interesting and become a little obsessed with it until I figure it out. :D:

hold2dibber
02-21-2003, 02:45 PM
Originally posted by upnorthsox
Date #starter (days off between starts)
Mar 31 #1
Apr 1 OFF
Apr 2 #2
Apr 3 #3
Apr 4 #4
Apr 5 #1 (4 days)
Apr 6 #2 (3 days)
Apr 7 #3 (3 days)
Apr 8 OFF
Apr 9 #4 (4 days)
Apr 10 #1 (4 days)
Apr 11 #2 (4 days)
Apr 12 #3 (4 days)
Apr 13 #4 (3 days)
Apr 14 OFF
Apr 15 #1 (4 days)
Apr 16 #2 (4 days)
Apr 17 #3 (4 days)
Apr 18 #4 (4 days)
Apr 19 #5 (1st start)
Apr 20 #1 (4 days)
Apr 21 #2 (4 days)
Apr 22 #3 (4 days)
Apr 23 #4 (4 days)
Apr 24 #5 (4 days)
Apr 25 #1(4 days)
Apr 26 #2 (4 days)
Apr 27 #3 (4 days)
Apr 28 OFF
Apr 29 #4 (5 days)
Apr 30 #1 (4 days)
May 1 #2(4 days)
May 2 #3 (4 days)
May 3 #5 (8 days)
May 4 #4 (4 days)
May 5 OFF
May 6 #1 (5 days)
May 7 #2 (5 days)
May 8 #3 (5 days)
May 9 #4 (5 days)
May 10 #5(6 days)
May 11 #1 (4 days)
May 12 OFF
May 13 #2 (5 days)
May 14 #3 (5 days)
May 15 #4 (5 days)
May 16 #5 (5 days)
May 17 #1 (5 days)
May 18 #2 (4 days)
May 19 #3(4 days)
May 20 #4 (4 days)
May 21 #1 (3 days)
May 22 OFF
May 23 #2 (4 days)
May 24 #3 (4 days)
May 25 #4 (4 days)
May 26 #5 (9 days)
May 27 #1 (5 days)
May 28 #2 (4 days)
May 29 #3 (4 days)
May 30 #4 (4 days)
May 31 #5 (4 days)
June 1 #1 (4 days)
June 2 #2 (4 days)
June 3 #3 (4 days)
June 4 #4 (4 days)
June 5 #5 (4 days)
June 6 #1 (4 days)
June 7 #2 (4 days)
June 8 #3 (4 days)
June 9 OFF
June 10 #4 (5 days)
June 11 #1 (4 days)
June 12 #2 (4 days)
June 13 #3 (4 days)
June 14 #5 (9 days)
June 15 #4 (4 days)
June 16 #1 (4 days)
June 17 #2 (4 days)
June 18 #3 (4 days)

That's 9 starts for the 5th starter and 16 starts for the 1 and 2 starters with 1-4 each pitching one game on 3 days rest. Of course rain days could help or hurt that schedule so who knows.

I'd be absolutely shockafied (and pissed) if they made anybody pitch on 3 days rest, particularly in the first few months of the season. There's no way they'd do that.

Iwritecode
02-21-2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by upnorthsox
Date #starter (days off between starts)
Mar 31 #1
Apr 1 OFF
Apr 2 #2
Apr 3 #3
Apr 4 #4
Apr 5 #1 (4 days)
Apr 6 #2 (3 days)
Apr 7 #3 (3 days)
Apr 8 OFF
Apr 9 #4 (4 days)
Apr 10 #1 (4 days)
Apr 11 #2 (4 days)
Apr 12 #3 (4 days)
Apr 13 #4 (3 days)
Apr 14 OFF
Apr 15 #1 (4 days)
Apr 16 #2 (4 days)
Apr 17 #3 (4 days)
Apr 18 #4 (4 days)
Apr 19 #5 (1st start)
Apr 20 #1 (4 days)
Apr 21 #2 (4 days)
Apr 22 #3 (4 days)
Apr 23 #4 (4 days)
Apr 24 #5 (4 days)
Apr 25 #1(4 days)
Apr 26 #2 (4 days)
Apr 27 #3 (4 days)
Apr 28 OFF
Apr 29 #4 (5 days)
Apr 30 #1 (4 days)
May 1 #2(4 days)
May 2 #3 (4 days)
May 3 #5 (8 days)
May 4 #4 (4 days)
May 5 OFF
May 6 #1 (5 days)
May 7 #2 (5 days)
May 8 #3 (5 days)
May 9 #4 (5 days)
May 10 #5(6 days)
May 11 #1 (4 days)
May 12 OFF
May 13 #2 (5 days)
May 14 #3 (5 days)
May 15 #4 (5 days)
May 16 #5 (5 days)
May 17 #1 (5 days)
May 18 #2 (4 days)
May 19 #3(4 days)
May 20 #4 (4 days)
May 21 #1 (3 days)
May 22 OFF
May 23 #2 (4 days)
May 24 #3 (4 days)
May 25 #4 (4 days)
May 26 #5 (9 days)
May 27 #1 (5 days)
May 28 #2 (4 days)
May 29 #3 (4 days)
May 30 #4 (4 days)
May 31 #5 (4 days)
June 1 #1 (4 days)
June 2 #2 (4 days)
June 3 #3 (4 days)
June 4 #4 (4 days)
June 5 #5 (4 days)
June 6 #1 (4 days)
June 7 #2 (4 days)
June 8 #3 (4 days)
June 9 OFF
June 10 #4 (5 days)
June 11 #1 (4 days)
June 12 #2 (4 days)
June 13 #3 (4 days)
June 14 #5 (9 days)
June 15 #4 (4 days)
June 16 #1 (4 days)
June 17 #2 (4 days)
June 18 #3 (4 days)

That's 9 starts for the 5th starter and 16 starts for the 1 and 2 starters with 1-4 each pitching one game on 3 days rest. Of course rain days could help or hurt that schedule so who knows.

That's a possible schedule too. I guess it just depends on whether they want the guys pitching on 3 days rest or not.

The only thing I'd change about this schedule is to have the #5 go on June 11 to get the rotation back in order.