Originally Posted by Brutus
It makes perfect sense if they don't believe Latos is capable of pitching effectively on 3 days rest.
Arroyo has at least pitched eight times in his career on 3 days rest (with a 3.19 ERA). Latos has never done it.
Doing it this way means that Latos would also be available to pitch game one of the LCS if the Reds get through the first series.
8 random games does nothing for me. I would rather have Homer Bailey on full rest than anyone else on short rest. Of course, the idea of anyone pitching on short rest has always confused me.