Originally Posted by 757690
Statistics play out well over a whole season. In the playoffs, you get one shot. Make it your best, and Cueto and Latos are the Reds best, significantly better than any other Reds pitchers.
You'd still be better served to play the percentages. You only get one shot, but wouldn't you want that one shot to be the one that gives you the best chance?
Bailey might not be a better option than Cueto on the road, but Cueto is definitely a better option than Bailey in Cincinnati. That's incentive enough right there to make the change IMHO.
Personally, I'd rather Leake pitch than Bailey if a fourth starter in Cincinnati is going to be used, as it appears it will be. But the best option for the Reds is utilizing Bailey in San Francisco in my most honest opinion, as I think it increases the chances of production out of the fourth spot.