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    Openers and days of rest

    The use of the opener (a reliever starting a game and pitching an inning or facing the first few batters), gained some traction in MLB this year.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/who-will-fo...er/c-277690164

    https://www.mlb.com/news/twins-to-ex...gy/c-292922934

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...ies/ar-AAy7jui

    https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/tex...ovement-monday


    Mogul isn't set up to handle this.

    Apparently, Mogul doesn't fatigue pitchers based only on the number of pitches, but fatigues the pitcher that starts the game differently than those that pitch in relief. So, any reliever that starts a game, will need 4 games of rest, even if they've only completed an inning or thrown 15-20 pitches.

    Should be changed.

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    Re: Openers and days of rest

    I don't see the problem with this as any pitcher starting a game would ususally need 3 to 4 daays between pitching outings anyway and if you're having a reliever be an opener then you wouldn't really wanna use him the very next day anyway.

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    Re: Openers and days of rest

    The Rays did, and it went fantastic.

    https://247sports.com/college/georgi...ays-118435761/

    Pitching an inning is pitching an inning. First or last. There's no reason 20 pitches in inning 1 should tire out a professional pitcher more than 20 pitches in inning 6.

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    Re: Openers and days of rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Joey_baseball View Post
    I don't see the problem with this as any pitcher starting a game would ususally need 3 to 4 daays between pitching outings anyway and if you're having a reliever be an opener then you wouldn't really wanna use him the very next day anyway.
    Sergio Romo started 5/19 and 5/20 of 2018 facing 9 total hitters. He also started 5/25 and 5/27 of 2018

    Ryne Stanek started 4/17 and 4/19 of 2019. Also 4/29 and 5/1, 5/15 and 5/17, 5/28 and 5/31, 6/6, 6/8 and 6/11, 6/16 and 6/18, 7/1 and 7/3, and 7/14 and 7/16 of this year. He also had instances such as 6/18 where he started and 6/19 where he appeared in relief.
    Stanek has 27 starts this season. He's pitched within 4 days of that start **23** times.
    *https://www.fangraphs.com/statsd.asp...=&gde=&season=

    Relievers frequently pitch innings on consecutive days - 1919 times so far this season
    *https://www.fangraphs.com/statsd.asp...=&gde=&season=

    Mogul needs to update how it fatigues pitchers who start games.

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