Originally Posted by mahagga73
Smoltz went against the other teams 1 in the playoffs ? Is that how they set up their rotation in the playoffs? I'm just asking because I don't remember that far back . That's pretty amazing there could be such a disparity between the regular season performances and the postseason performances of the 3 pitchers.
I meant during the regular season, Bobby Cox usually pitched Maddux and Smoltz in the big games and Glavine usually went up against other teams 3rd or 4th starter. Not that it mattered to much because he still had to face the same hitters Maddux and Smoltz did but facing a number 4 starter makes it a little easier to win when your not facing the other teams ace. There were times where Glavine pitched against other teams aces but not like Maddux and Smoltz.