Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassRedleg View Post
I'm just saying, if that's a playoff-type game, and that's the kind of pitcher we can expect to face if the Reds are a wildcard team, they must maximize their opportunities. A guy spinning out of his cleats trying to take Kershaw yard with two outs in the 8th and a runner on second isn't the high-percentage approach. That's all. Shorten the swing. Get that run in, and let's play into the wee hours. Not an unreasonable request.
No disagreement on that point. I have a strange confidence that this team will face the challenge better this year than in 2010 and 2012 if given the chance in the playoffs. It's all about health - in other words Heisey and Miller shouldn't be getting nine AB's in a wild card game.