Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
The point is, the Reds should have gone all-out to win Game 4 IMO. It's like they wanted to hold something back "just in case." Not a good strategy in the playoffs.
I totally see and appreciate what you are saying, but playing game 4 like it is game 5 when it isn't game 5 is a recipe for disaster if real game 5 happens.
I'd rather have full guns (Marshall, Broxton, Chapman, and to a lesser extent Hanigan and Rolen all off for a game, Latos on full rest) than what would be in the wings if they had gone all-out in today's game.
Again, if they had lost (which they would have had like a 42% chance of doing regardless) today with Latos going, the alternative is a really poor one. Now, even though the game yesterday was lost, they are still only one win away from the NLCS and have every gun cocked and loaded, including Mat "The Giant Killer" Latos.