Re: 9/30/2012 Reds at Pirates
I think the Reds are sending a message with their handling of the lineups down the stretch here. It depends what your goal is. If your goal is to get Cueto 20 wins, then yes you play your starters today. If your goal is to win the World Series, you try to get as many players as possible in a groove. You let the bench guys play a bit and let the starters rest up for the playoffs. A hot hitting bench can be a huge difference maker in the post-season. I think we're fine.
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