I'm in the championship round of my H2H league. Unfortunately, I'm losing.
The Categories are: R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, Saves, ERA. WHIP, and K/9.
Here's the breakdown:
R HR RBI SB AVG SV ERA WHIP K/9 SCORE
76 23 73 6 .2576 9 2.440 0.976 10.247 6-3-0
64 19 72 17 .2703 5 2.910 1.275 10.347 3-6-0
As you can tell, I have stolen bases locked up, and a decent lead in batting average with five days to go. Obviously, I need to win 5 categories, so I have 2 strategies:
1) Bench all my starting pitchers, and hope that is enough to maintain my K/9 lead, while hoping to win HR's and RBI's (possibly runs I guess, though that looks a bit unlikely.
2) Take the risk and start my remaining starters, and hope it is enough to put ERA. and WHIP in play. If this blows my lead in K/9 though, and isn't enough to improve my ERA. and WHIP, than the best I can hope for is a tie.
My starters have already thrown 51.1 innings. The remaining starts are:
Bumgarner at SD
Sale vs. TB
Greinke at TEX
Price at CWS
I'm torn between letting them start or not. What do you guys think?
I'd go with 1...