Originally Posted by bigfunguy
That doesnt seem to make sense because a) Dusty was willing to use him in a tie game last night b) Utley and Howard will be up and c) the suspended game counts just as much as the "scheduled game" and it could be a blowout...
In my mind, you turn the first game into a "2 at bats for Reds" vs. "1 at bat vs. Chapman for Phils" and you really like your chances...
Dusty (and most managers) use their closers in the top of 9th during tie games. There will be no save situation for the rest of the game. Therefore, why not use what you have to maintain the tie. Hopefully Chappy will get the win.