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    Volquez named Game One starter:

    From Mark Sheldon via ORG:

    Some surprising news came down after Saturday's 7-4 win over the Brewers

    Dusty Baker revealed Aaron Harang would start the regular season finale instead of Edinson Volquez. Why is that? It's because Volquez was named the Game 1 starter for the NLDS.
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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Wow that's a bit surprising. I'm not upset about it or anything since he's been pitching very well lately.

    Since we'll be on the road to start, I would rather have Volquez and Arroyo pitching on the road, with Cueto and Wood (or whoever) pitching at home. I just like Cueto at home more than I do in a hostile environment.

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    OK.

    I wonder if they've already decided on what to do about Travis Wood.

    That may depend on whether we're playing Philly or not.

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Fine by me.

    He can go out and dominate on any given day, while matching someone else's ace.

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    could be wrong on this, but we'rent arroyo's numbers kind of shaky against the phillies?

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Arroyo was my choice but, hell - let's face it - Volquez, when he is right, has the best stuff on the staff. Arroyo has more experience but it's not like anyone on this staff has a bevy of post-season experience. We'll be big underdogs against Philly anyway. May as well gamble a bit.

    Still, I must say...3 weeks ago, had someone told me EV would not only be in the post-season rotation but, the opener, I'd have thunk he or she crazy.
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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyerFanatic View Post
    could be wrong on this, but we'rent arroyo's numbers kind of shaky against the phillies?
    Not for sure anymore who we will play...

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    I like this move. If we play Philly the goal is to go down there and take 1 of 2. If Volquez has his best stuff he can compete with Halliday. If not then we chalk the game up. He has a chance to be lights out if he pitches like he has been. Then you start Bronson for game 2 against Oswalt. A much better chance we get some run support for our stud Bronson and he can take us deep into that game. It gives us a better chance to take 1 of 2 I think

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Quote Originally Posted by arkimadee View Post
    I like this move. If we play Philly the goal is to go down there and take 1 of 2. If Volquez has his best stuff he can compete with Halliday. If not then we chalk the game up. He has a chance to be lights out if he pitches like he has been. Then you start Bronson for game 2 against Oswalt. A much better chance we get some run support for our stud Bronson and he can take us deep into that game. It gives us a better chance to take 1 of 2 I think
    right now that's a definate IF WE PLAY PHILLY.. because now the chances are almost better that we won't... I guess that's why you play games

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    If Atlanta wins or San Fran wins we play Philly.

    I hope Atlanta loses and San Diego wins and we play San Diego.

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    he will be on what 8 days rest is that good or bad?

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    If Atlanta wins or San Fran wins we play Philly.

    I hope Atlanta loses and San Diego wins and we play San Diego.
    Not true...

    If Atlanta wins and SD wins there will be a 1 game playoff for the wildcard.

    If SF wins and Atlanta loses....same situation.

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRed View Post
    Not true...

    If Atlanta wins and SD wins there will be a 1 game playoff for the wildcard.

    If SF wins and Atlanta loses....same situation.
    I just noticed that.

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Honestly, I'd rather play the Phillies then go all the way to San Fran and face Cain and Lincecum in games 1 and 2. I just don't see the Reds beating either of those two in that park.

    In Philly, it's similary to GABP, and I think the Reds have a better shot at doing something in that park. If either Halladay or Oswalt aren't on the top of their game I could see the Reds winning one of those two.


    But, ideally they face the Padres. I think they would take 1 of 2 in San Diego, and would win the next 2 in GABP.

    Also, I'd start Arroyo game 1 in San Diego. I think he would dominate in that park in a big game.

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    Re: Volquez named Game One starter:

    Huh...this is exactly what I said in other threads Dusty should or would do, including starting Harang. Give me my own MLB team, somebody.


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