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Dave Cameron
12:19
I would guess it's Hendricks-Lester-Chapman, with Lackey as the backup plan if Chapman can't finish or if it goes extras.
With the caveat that they might need someone in between Hendricks and Lester if Hendricks can't finish an inning.
Well-Beered Englishman
12:20
What's the most You Can't Predict Baseball ending to G7? Ross homer off Miller?
Dave Cameron
12:20
Javier Baez bases loaded walk off walk.
Daniel
12:20
If you had to choose one player from this series moving forward, is it Bryant or Lindor?
Dave Cameron
12:20
Bryant
hammy
12:21
You said "with ross catching most of the game", was this announced already that he'd be starting tonight?
Dave Cameron
12:21
He's coming in when Lester comes in, and then he's staying in.
Outta my way, Gyorkass
12:21
Wait...what's going on with August's Tuesday's chats?
Daniel
12:22
Is there a live game blog tonight?
Dave Cameron
12:22
Yep.
Zonk
12:23
Why do you think Lackey would be a better option than Grimm? Lackey was pretty clearly the Cubs 4th best starter, do you think he could be good in short bursts?
Daniel
12:23
What's the earlier we see Miller?
Dave Cameron
12:23
The 3rd.
Mike
12:23
Is Trevor Bauer Cleveland's extra innings guy?
Dave Cameron
12:24
No, it's probably Shaw and then the McAllister/Otero guys.
Zonk
12:24
If the Cubs win, I still don't see who would be the favorite for MVP at this point. What do you think?
Dave Cameron
12:25
Probably tonight's hero. Or Bryant.
Guest
12:25
Say Kluber is extremely efficient and looks in top form. How many innings do you let him go maximally, despite how good he looks?
Dave Cameron
12:25
4.
Lure of the Animal
12:25
Barring extra innings/injury, due you foresee any situation where Rondon/Strop pitch tonight?
Dave Cameron
12:25
No,
I am the walrus
12:26
How does a quirky guy like Lester do coming out of the pen instead of going thru his starter day routine?
Dave Cameron
12:26
No reason he can't go through his routine still.
He knows he's pitching today, after all.
CamdenWarehouse
12:27
Baez can't have a walk off walk...
Dave Cameron
12:27
Makes it even more improbable!
Noah
12:27
Any chance cubs send Contreras to the outfield when Ross comes in?
Dave Cameron
12:28
Unlikely. Heyward's defense is super valuable.
Mike M
12:29
Hendricks 4 Lester 3 Chapman 2?
Dave Cameron
12:29
Would think maybe Maddon prefers 5/2/2.
But something like that.
5/3/1 would actually be ideal.
Lure of the Animal
12:29
If Miller were to enter the game as early as the 3rd, could you see Tito keeping him in there through the 7th?
Dave Cameron
12:29
Depending on pitch count, maybe. I think Miller probably maxes out at 60ish pitches tonight.
Jack C.
12:30
Wouldn't you at least try to get 5 out of Kluber? If he is on - hypothetically the hitters he would see in the 5th would be some sort of Ross, Heyward, Baez, etc. He could get thru that group and that would allow for you to bring in Miller against the top of the order in the 6th.
Dave Cameron
12:30
Nope.
12:31
The idea of a pitcher being "on" is mostly fallacy. Remember how Trevor Bauer was dominant until he gave up 3 runs in a hurry?
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