Originally Posted by Magdal
LaRussa has arranged it so that his best 3 starters go in the series next week. I give him credit for that. With Votto cooling off the Reds MUST get the starters out by the 7th. It's after the 7th where LaLoser starts screwing his team up with bad pitcher changes and dbl switches.
Stay close in the games and the advantage swings to the Reds after the 7th. I think it is not unreasonable that the Reds win 2 of 3.
I am glad Dusty didn't try and tinker our rotation at all. The Cardinals games are just a little more important than any other series but not by a lot. Getting swept or dropping 2 of 3 to a team like the Cubs, Pirates, etc. is likely to be just as damaging as losing 2 of 3 to the Cards. LaRussa can't focus all he wants on the 6 games against us left. We will focus on the other remaining 45 just as much as those 6.