Astros, Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber discussed on SportsCenter AllNight
They get started in Houston Friday night game one of their American League division series. Cleveland skipper, Terry Francona discussing the Astros and how he's planning on using his pitching staff in the series when he met with the media on Thursday. I don't ever manage another team. Got my hands full with this team. Go mounting. I never evaluate or ever. I mean, the fact that they won. And things didn't go necessarily coronary plan like in the bullpen shows that they're not afraid to to deviate or whatever. But I never like I said, I got my hands full doing what I do here. Get some thoughts from you about Justin Verlander who boy he's one of the best. He's been one of the best. He's been doing it for for forever. Maybe about five six years ago. It looked like he was starting to show some wear and tear on away. Also. He's he's fun to face. And the reason I say that because you think you're going to beat them around. But because he's so good as well. Like the Astros. They present so many challenges, but they're fun to play. They're really good as is ver- Lander. But if we want to get where we're going we're going to have to figure out a way to beat them. But they're fun to play. We're talking the other day about Trevor Shane in game four, and it depends on what happens the first three. You said Andrew can throw fifty pitches. Like he like he did two years ago. Could be that guy. Could Trevor throw throw you fifty pitches in one game and come back the next night and be available. Again, if anybody could is probably him, I know again he can throw Andrew control fifty pitches. I don't wanna do that. As kind of my point took. I don't know that we wanna do that with anybody. You know, sometimes things happen. You know? Candidate. You can't recreate every single thing that happened a couple of years ago. But you our job now is to take who we have now and get the best out of them. I guess a roundabout way of answering. Your question is if we get while we want my guess is that Trump is going to be used a ton. India skipper, Terry Francona on Thursday ver- Lander Johnston Berliner sixteen wins nine losses. Two point five two during the regular season did not go up against the Houston Astros. Corey kluber twenty game winner of victory in two starts against the Indians. During the regular season Astros skipper AJ Hinch also met with the media on Thursday this series will be more traditional. There's so many strong starters. Is that nice? Is that significant significant? How does that? Well, it's significant because you'll see the most, you know, the most starter innings, you know, if things play out as people expect and now that now that it's laid out that way, it probably won't. And there'll be some starters that leave gangs early. But I think it's just different. I think you know, I've said this all year about the opener versus versus our rotation. And we face all kinds of guys have September created a whole new, you know, love affair with the with the opener idea in the United expanded roster is now you have short series. I think you just have to focus on getting the twenty-seven outs. How you get there? What's comfortable for people is when you have Justin Verlander, Corey kluber, and carrasco's Kohl's. And these guys that that that mostly get into the middle to latter parts of the game. But I think you have to play the game the way the way that you have to play it. And whether you're personnel fits that. You can't really have the overriding philosophy. I love starters. Why? Because I got good ones. And I think that's that's the easiest way to it's a fall in love with a rotation. Have that mindset of I want my surgical diva game gathered good, but it's not an I gotta have a contingency plan. And and it becomes a bolt. Very quickly. If if you if you fall behind or if the if the starter's not as best Indians Ninety-one victories during the regular season never really challenged in the AL central during the second half of the season BUSTER only on the baseball tonight podcast on the team that he likes in this series. I got Cleveland in this series. I it really is gonna come down as much. We're talking about bullpen stuff. It's kind of cool. It's gonna come down. I think to Corey kluber versus Justin Burland two aces two Cy Young award winners who gets the best of them. I was looking at the numbers in and granted some of these words generated at a time when ver- Landers was that as low point with the Troy, but think about some of these numbers. Josh Donaldson against Burland six for eighteen Jose Ramirez. Eleven for twenty seven with five extra base hits five walks. One strikeout Francisco door ten for twenty nine a double a triple A Homer four walks to strikeouts. So some guy key guys in Indians lineup was some good success against Burland error. All.