"If we are not ready to go physically with the 12 pitchers we got, something is wrong," Showalter said of the makeup of the season-opening roster. "We should be fine, with the off-day sitting there. So we've been looking at that, about how we are going to start the season.
I know you will, and should, handicap our five [starting] pitchers like one through five, but we will probably actually have somebody in a slot that you may question, just because the matchup is better."
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