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[Lerner] Verlander threw one inning of bullpen today. He’ll still need to do some PFPs and running to truly test the calf, but said if everything goes well he thinks he can pitch his next start at home next weekend vs A’s

If he does start against the As, we will need to skip someone's start. Even after he replaces Hunter Brown we will be on a 6-man rotation.

09/12 vs Tigers - Framber

09/13 vs Tigers - Brown

09/14 vs Tigers - Javier

09/15 vs As - McCullers

09/16 vs As - Urquidy

09/17 vs As - Garcia

09/18 vs As - ???

It is possible they plan on giving Framber extra rest and have him pitch against the Rays, as he would be setting the QS record if he comes through today.

edit: the QS record is 26, so he would still be one away from tying. My bad.

Gus_Frin_g

If he does start against the As, we will need to skip someone's start. Even after he replaces Hunter Brown we will be on a 6-man rotation. 09/12 vs Tigers - Framber 09/13 vs Tigers - Brown 09/14 vs Tigers - Javier 09/15 vs As - McCullers 09/16 vs As - Urquidy 09/17 vs As - Garcia 09/18 vs As - ??? It is possible they plan on giving Framber extra rest and have him pitch against the Rays, as he would be setting the QS record if he comes through today. edit: the QS record is 26, so he would still be one away from tying. My bad.


ray_0586

I think the Astros are going to try to limit the Rays from facing Verlander, Framber, and McCullers since they are a possibility as the ALDS opponent.


htown_bro

Sounds like a smart move. Do something like hold back Garcia’s next start, let Framber and Verlander pitch the last 2 against the A’s, then throw Garcia, Brown, and Javier against the Rays next week.


No-Significance5449

Most by a LHP tho


conker1264

He can rest for as long he needs, I’d say 1 start before playoffs to get back in the hang of things


JoseAltuve27

Don't pitch if you aren't 100% ready. I could care less about beating the A's again.