Re: Accounting for the bullpen
Yesterday's game was a perfect example. Great pitching by Latos to get the win. However, clinging to a 1 - zip lead in the 8th (a run generated by Frazier's long ball in the 6th - late), the first two get on. ONE mistake pitch and the Reds are behind and Latos' efforts are again shot to heck!
Fantastic pitching from Broxton and an incredible play by Cozart preserved the victory.
I do give credit to the Cubs' starters in that series...I thought they pitched well. Having said that...the Reds should have pushed at least one run across in the third. Mes and Latos each get base knocks. So, two on, no outs with the top of the order coming up. The result? Three Ks from Choo, Cozart and Votto....two of them looking.