Since the All-Star break, the Reds rearranged their rotation, pitching Latos and Bailey back to back. Most "experts" contend that you split up pitchers with similar style/speed when possible. Or, in the Reds' case, inserting Arroyo, Cingrani (LH) or Leake between them. In last night's postgame show Welsh commented silimilar views when discussing Arroyo's success.
Could this possibly explain some of Bailey's inconsistecy? I realize his turn sometimes comes at the beginning of a series (this Brewers series), but still makes sense to split Bailey and Latos whenever possible, imo.
Oh, the playoffs? For me: One game playoff or Divisional Series - Latos, then Arroyo, Bailey, Leake. Cingrani and Cueto to the pen. Yeah, I think Cueto will be ready but not as a starter.
Last edited by Old NDN; 08-25-2013 at 10:18 AM.
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Would anyone start Bailey in a 1 game playoff at Pittsburgh due to his success there recently, despite believing Latos a superior pitcher?
It would also set them up better for the next round should they win.
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