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MarsBars_1

This is the right move. More playoff experience and has been steady all year. Plus I’m sure there is a conversation about Bassitt starting game 2, which hopefully gives you a very rested Jake for NLDS game 1


Electronic-Tooth-324

and Max would likely go longer into the game, too.


three_dee

That's not what it is. They're just giving him an extra day to deal with the blister. His extra experience doesn't mean anything here. They're both gonna pitch the same number of times in each of the first two series (once each) so the order doesn't really mean anything. They're just giving deGrom as much time as possible to get to 100%, plus he's been very fragile so a day extra can't hurt in general.


linerstank

there was also some data floating around that degrom gets significantly better the more rest he has over 5 days. you gotta be wary of riding max too hard because hes old but degrom didnt have ramp this season so the extra rest will do wonders for him to kick things off.


Shootica

Note to self: Just ask Buck nicely and he'll tell you anything.


stuck_in_the_desert

“Buck you guys have just had a truly phenomenal season and I guess all we’re really wondering at this point is what your mother’s maiden name is and also the name of the street on which you grew up?”


browneyedgirl1683

I like this. Sets the tone.


0rangePolarBear

deGrom this season on 6+ days of rest: 3 games: 2-0 1.00 ERA with 23 Ks in 18 innings 4 days rest: 3 game rest: 4.15 ERA, 34 Ks in 17.1 innings


billthethrill1234

Interesting seeing that many more Ks despite being the worse starts


lamarcuswallace

Makes sense. He can pitch twice including once on short rest if they advance to NLDS.


Diegobyte

He can pitch on regular rest twice in the DS if they can get through with bassit and max


Responsible_Heart365

Seems deGrom can’t really be trusted to be what he once was. Doesn’t bode well for anything past San Diego, should they go there.