Re: Reds vs D-Backs 9/13/08 (no Bako or Patterson)
Dusty again playing the lineup that he thinks has the best chance of winning -- hence the few lefties, including no Patterson, Bako, or Dickerson.
I mean this in a non-judgemental way, but winning tonight is clearly Dusty's priority #1, with getting the most exposure for the young guys who might be contributors next year a distant #2.
Personally, I'd much rather get a look at Dickerson against the tough lefty, even if he goes 0-4, than give more AB to Jolbert Cabrera. I just hope one of us is blowing out the other so we can finally see Roenicke.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.