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!
1. He was left off the roster becuase it was felt we only needed 4 starters, and better to keep releivers who were used to relieving.
2. Pitching on 3 days rest is not just about how many pitches you threw the last game. It's about conditioning your arm and routine. Obviusly the Reds and Latos felt it made a difference.
3. When was the last time any team went with a 3 man rotation, pitching every starter on 3 days rest?
4. Unless the Reds felt comfortable pitching Arroyo on 3 days rest, what difference did it make? You would still be short for game 5. Better to have Latos on normal rest and go with Leake in game 4. The Reds looked at this as what was going to make them stronger for the 2 games combined. Unless they wanted Arroyo on 3 days rest, it would have been foolish to go with Latos in game 4.