Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Here's what's going to happen -- the deeper the game goes, the more the pressure is going to build on the Reds. They're human, they can sense they're choking this whole thing away. They know Latos hasn't been feeling well, and they know Matt Cain is one of the best pitchers in baseball. They don't want this to go to a Game 5, where the chokejob can be complete and they'll be eliminated.
So they'll start to press.
And that plays right into the hands of a guy like Barry Zito, who is happy to spin up awful pitch after awful pitch.
And before you know it, the game is over and they've been shut out over the remainder of the game.
This isn't a mid 2000's Reds team. I don't think there is a single guy in this lineup that is afraid to face Matt Cain at this point. And I don't think there is a single guy that is thinking this game is already over.