What Braves starter do you trust in October?

Dukes & Bell
September 11, 2019 - 4:05 pm

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Atlanta Braves Legend Dale Murphy joined Dukes & Bell and talked about Nick Markakis’ timetable for return, who he trusts in the playoffs  in the rotation, and if he would rest players.

Murphy talked about Markakis’ timetable for returning to the lineup.

 “Hitting is so much timing, you can’t recreate it.” Murphy said “We didn’t do a lot of rehab assignments back when I played, my gut feeling is with his swing he can get in the groove kind of quickly, but it’s tricky when you get in there with major league pitching, but it he’s healthy you get him going as soon as he feels right.”

When asked about resting players before the playoffs.

 “It’s ok to take a few days off but you ramp up 7-10 days before you start the playoffs.” Murphy said “Now would be when you do it, but I don’t think it’s going to happen, but I don’t want it any closer to the playoffs.”

Dale told the guys who in the starting pitching rotation he trusts the most.

 “I still have a tie between Max and Keuchel.” Murphy said “The last five starts for Keuchel I think he’s like 4-0, so I’m good with our lefties, I really like what’s happening with those guys. What I love about these guys is their makeup, I love the way they approach it and the guys I trust are the lefthanders.”