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Cliff Lee "could go" on short rest for Rangers in postseason

Sep 27, 2010, 1:14 PM EDT

Yesterday the Rangers announced that they’ll start Cliff Lee, C.J. Wilson, and Colby Lewis in the first three games of the ALDS against the yet-to-be-determined AL East champions, and manager Ron Washington said that Lee “could go” on short rest for Game 4 “if we think we need him.”
Presumably “if we think we need him” would involve the Rangers being down 1-2, but Washington didn’t get into specifics. If they don’t bring Lee back on short rest for Game 4, then Tommy Hunter would draw the start and Lee would be ready to go on full rest for Game 5 or extra rest for Game 1 of the ALCS (or super-duper-extra rest for Game 1 of the 2011 season, of course).
Lee is scheduled to make his final regular season start Thursday, followed by Wilson on Friday and Lewis on either Saturday or Sunday. “Those are the guys that got us to this point and we’ll depend on them to take us as far as we can go,” Washington said.
Oddly, the Rangers actually have a losing record in games started by Lee (5-9) and Lewis (14-17), while they’re 23-8 in games started by Wilson.

  1. andrewlw - Sep 27, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    He is a hired gun, they should ride him as hard as they can.

  2. Jess_Ball - Sep 28, 2010 at 1:17 AM

    I’d almost rather see C.J. 1st, and then have Lee come in.

  3. Cincy Sam - Oct 5, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    My pick for the W-S winner. Texas will do it. All of the stars are aligning, but of course, we will see. I just like this team, even though I am a NL fan.

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