Originally Posted by texasdave
Unless he is sacrificing Westbrook versus Cueto and thinks he will win games 2 and 3 of the series.
That would be idiotic, defeatist strategy. Tony has 3 guys that can match up with Cueto.
Tony just awarded the Reds game #1. And the team knows it. Jake knows it. The writers know it. My wooden legged Granny knows it. And worst of all, LaRussa knows it. But this is what the idiot thrives on: if Westbrook pitches a 2 hit shutout the morons on ESPN will regail him, and if West gets bombed in the 2nd, there will be NO mention of the idiocy that is Tony effing La Russa.
It's a win/win for him!