Originally Posted by Kc61
Watching the Reds-Phils last night, one had to wonder whether the Reds would be more effective v. Phil with some good lefty starting pitching. Phillies' meat of the order is all left handed, Utley, Howard, even the tablesetters hit lefty (Rollins a switch hitter).
Cingrani's left handedness is potentially important. All other things being equal, it would be great to have him in the rotation as an effective lefty against teams like the Phils.
Just one more reason why it would be great if he worked out, and in the rotation.
And one more reason why some of us were unhappy that a certain Cuban defector was not given every chance to start.