Originally Posted by Rock of Truth
Hopefully Cozart, Votto and Phillips make this a non-issue. But I think YES, you most definitely have to pitch Chappy. He threw around 16 pitches last night, so he should be ready. Also, the game is on the line use him now. What if for some reason, Leake comes out and blows up and gives up 7 runs. Then we have "saved" Chapman and he never gets used. If we need a save in game 2, then we have the luxury of Broxton.
Exactly...plus, you know its Utley and Howard in game 1. Game 2 save situation might be the bottom of the order. Definitely more value using him in game 1...you have to figure that he will have to pitch at some point with Leake not likely to go very deep, and not knowing how long game 1 goes...might as well ensure he's in a big situation.