There are already numerous posts about this on the list, so lets try our hands at being an advisor to Bochy and have a poll on what the rotation for the giants should be. Of course, it is guess work without really knowing for sure what the match-ups are for the Giants pitchers versus the Rangers hitters (and their pitchers and our hitters), but here is my rationale:
We should start Timmy and have Cain go second - they are our two best pitchers, and we would have them back for game 5 & 6 if necessary. If we go to game 7, its all hands on deck anyway. But based on what we have seen so far, I would have Madbum start game 3 and Sanchez game 4. AND...I would have Zito on the roster, in place of Mota. Never know when we could use him in long relief. Anywy, it would be a gamble to start a 21 year old in game 7, but Boch could have a quick hook ready, if there is any trouble, and then its the bullpen. And again, as I believed for the Phillies series, it will be the bullpen that wins it for us.
How would you set up the pitching rotation against the Rangers?
Tim - Cain - Madbum - Sanchez (24 votes)
Tim - Sanchez -Cain - Madbum (9 votes)
Cain - Sanchez - Tim - Madbum (11 votes)
Cain - Madbum - Tim - Sanchez (16 votes)
Tim - Cain - Sanchez - Madbum (53 votes)
Tim - Sanchez - Cain - Madbum (3 votes)
Tim - Cain - Madbum - Zito (!) (6 votes)
122 total votes