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I'm going to feel dumb for this, but I can't remember who was the 5th starter last year... We had Cliff, CJ, Colbra, Hunter, and who?
Harden & Feldman early in the season before they both got hurt or were ineffective followed by the Dutchman who moved into the pen for the playoffs.
I was thinking that it was the dutch oven, but thought he was in the bullpen the whole year. Roger.
Rich Harden spent most of the first half in the rotation. Holland was a starter for much of the year. Harrison got some starts as well. The rotation wasn't as healthy last year so there were more starters overall.
That is correct. Additionally, when Harden returned, he went to the BP after he was supposedly going to be our Ace originally. Last years fluxuation in our rotation is a direct opposite of this year. Nolan's influence? Wash's? Maddux's? The group of starters themselves? I'd say it was all the above. Excellent job to have 5 starters with 13 wins or more. Multiple with 200 IP and others close to it.
Furthermore, as much as I hate to say it because I never wish injury on anyone, but Feldman and Hunter getting hurt was a blessing in disguise for this years rotation. This starting 5 has worked beautifully, for the most part. What will it be next year? Crossing my fingers and saying my prayers.
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