Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
* He was completely left off the NLDS roster -- it's evident how the team felt abot him.
* Latos only pitched four innings on Saturday. He EASILY could have pitched on 3 days rest. It's not like he had a 100+ pitch outing last time out. This would not have been the typical "3 days rest."
* Very often in playoffs, teams go with a 3-man rotation anyway.
* Playing to set yourself up well for Game 5 or setting yourself up for the NLCS is a great way to lose Game 4. You need to go for the kill when you can.
Latos was the obvious call. Ridiculous that Leake was given the start. Way to overthink this one!
If Latos ended his night on the same pitching line as Leake, the alternative game 5 situation would be 3-days rest Arroyo or "staff day."
Leake was the right option, like it or not.