I know it's not over yet but it's really really close.I don't think the Reds can afford to throw games right now but it's also not like they need to win every game at all cost.Heres a few rules I'd prefer to see the team follow from here on out.
1.No starter should throw more then 100 pitches in any start for any reason unless it is someone not likely to be on the post season roster getting a spot start.
2.Cordero, Masset and Chapman shouldn't be used in more then 2 games in a row and should go no more then 1 inning.Rhodes shouldn't pitch until he can walk again.I really would like to see him get a couple weeks off right now.
3.Rolen,Phillips and Votto sit as much as possible.Once a week for the guys that aren't hurting.Phillips should sit until his hand is completely healed or until he needs to get back to be sharp for the playoffs.
Expanded rosters should make all these things possible and still give the team a very good shot at winning every game imo.