Originally Posted by SpiritofStLouis
I agree with the premise that you usually ride your starters as long as possible, and that teams will use 12 or 13 pitchers, the rest position players.
I can't remember the last time a team carried 13 pitchers in a postseason series. Maybe it's happened in the AL. Recent World Series rosters show a pretty even split between teams carrying 11 or 12 pitchers. More innings are high leverage and relievers get more breaks due to the travel days, so managers ride their best horses harder and don't get to the back of the bullpen as much.
But mostly, we're pretty sure the Reds will carry 11 pitchers because that's what they usually do.