Re: Set your playoff rotation
Originally Posted by Kc61
News flash from Fay's blog. Leake is being skipped tomorrow. Cueto, Arroyo, Latos against the Brewers.
Fay then says that Cueto will make (his final) regular season start on Sunday at Pittsburgh. That's October 2.
Presumably, that means Arroyo opens at St. Louis October 3, Latos October 4, Bailey October 5.
So, what does this tell us?
It tells us Latos will NOT be ready to pitch the first game if it's on Saturday the 6th. Reds obviously intend Latos to pitch game three of the NLDS.
Increasingly clear it is Cueto, Arroyo, Latos and Bailey in that order in the NLDS.
You've got your dates a little off. The St. Louis series runs October 1-3. If Latos pitches on October 2 (a Tuesday), he'd have Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday as normal rest meaning he'd pitch game two of the NLDS (Sunday). So if Latos is pitching the second game of the St. Louis series, it does not mean he's pitching third.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda