I just disagree. I would have managed this game like the seventh game of the World Series.
Reds could have taken a nine game lead.
What are we saving the relievers for? Tomorrow in Colorado? This was a "nail in the coffin" type game and the Reds could have won it.
Not the game to work on Homer's durability or confidence IMO. This was the game to go all out to win, and IMO they didn't.