On Episode 222 of “Hittin’ Season,” hosts John Stolnis and Justin Klugh discuss the highly questionable umpiring we’ve seen in the MLB postseason so far this year, why bullpenning intellectually is a stupid idea, and what do the Phillies do about their rotation in 2019?
- Milwaukee and Oakland have been “bullpenning” during the playoffs, something that used to be a last resort for teams that ran out of healthy starting pitchers or played a bunch of doubleheaders? Is it a sustainable model of succes?
- The state of umpiring in MLB is terrible, as we’ve seen from the postseason so far. Why?
- The Dodgers have been using “The Opener” but with hitters, much like Gabe Kapler did with Justin Bour this year. Does this mean maybe Gabe isn’t trying to re-invent the game?
- Cesar Hernandez for Sonny Gray... who says no?
- Nick Pivetta, Zach Eflin and Vince Velasquez — who we would trade, convert to the bullpen and keep as a starting pitcher.
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