Friday, October 21, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, October 21, 2022 -- "No Days Off"


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"If the series does get extended, Aaron Boone may have to do something he almost never does. Boone was the first manager to stop using relievers on three straight days, not doing it once in the 2019 season. He did it once in 2020, three times in 2021 (twice with LOOGYs going limited stints), and not once this year. Until using Wandy Peralta three straight days last weekend, he had never done it in the playoffs. Can Boone go to the well and ask pitchers who have not been used aggressively to pitch on three straight days in a playoff setting? Whether he does, and how those pitchers respond, will be a big part of any Yankee comeback."