Originally Posted by Redsfansince72
This is why if I am in charge Latos goes game #1, Bailey #2, he is awesome on the road, then Cueto at home for game #3 as he doesnt give up the long ball at home Bailey does, then Arroyo game#4.
In 2010, this is why i was so ticked Baker started Volquez game #1 when we all knoew back then Travis Wood almost no hit the Phillies during the season. To me that would have been a psychological advantage the Reds would have had back then.. I just dont want the same mistake with the roation cost them.. maybe im reading to much into it.. just looking for the best opportunity this team needs to win with a lousy offense for the month of September and it hasnt changed getting ready for the playoffs..
It isn't going to matter much how our pitchers do, unless they throw shutouts
every game. This is the weakest offense of any team going into the playoffs.
I hate to say it, but this team will lose in the first round to the Giants. I have been very critical regarding the Reds offense all year. Walt & Company needed to help the offense before the trade deadline, but did nothing. I am more convinced now that the mid year surge had to do more with us playing a lot of weaker teams, along with Frazier and Ludwick having a good stretch for about 6 weeks. Our hitting now has reverted back to what it was doing
before the All Star break.
I would love to eat crow, but I am convinced this is how our season will finish.