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    Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Per Fay.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Cueto, Arroyo

    CRAP. MY BAD. Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto. Sorry.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Cueto, Arroyo

    This was actually per Groeschen. I'm sorry guys. I failed in my haste.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Thread title fixed!
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Now I ask... WHERE THE HECK IS WOOD???

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Now I ask... WHERE THE HECK IS WOOD???

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    The bullpen?

    Philly's "slash line" this year was actually higher against lefties than against righties, so it may not be unreasonable to not start him against their lineup (Besides, he's already thrown more innings than last year, so maybe they don't want to start him any more.)

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    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    Now I ask... WHERE THE HECK IS WOOD???

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    I don't like this one bit. Cueto's arm is fatigued I believe. Bailey and Wood have been so much better over their last several starts. Cueto is the kind of guy who might allow Philly to build a huge early lead and the bullpen gets burnt up. At least he's starting game 3.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    This is what Dusty had to say about Bailey and Wood:

    http://cincinnati.com/blogs/reds/201...-arroyo-cueto/

    “They’re our two least experienced (starters), so they will be out of the bullpen,” Baker said. “Wood gives us potentially four lefties in the bullpen. …Plus, if we can get him in a game, he’d be more prepared to start the next time, if there is a next time.”

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    If it turns about to be Philly I worry about Arroyo versus that lefty heavy lineup. They were talking about this on the Fox game yesterday. Lefties are hitting .285 this year against Arroyo.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    The other thing I like about having Travis Wood in the pen is that his first three or four innings each game have been dominent. The huge majoirty of the runs he gives up are in innings 5-7.

    Dusty also says there will be 11 pitchers on the playoff 25 man roster. He says both Wood and Bailey will be in the pen, or possible game 4 or 5 starters. That leaves only six slots for relievers, my guess as to who makes the cut:
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    2. Nick Masset
    3. Arthur Rhodes
    4. Bill Bray
    5. Logan Ondrusek
    6. Ardolis Chapman
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    I was hoping Volquez, Wood, Arroyo, and then Cueto, but the three that have been chosen are dang good. and it should be a fun run.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    If it turns about to be Philly I worry about Arroyo versus that lefty heavy lineup. They were talking about this on the Fox game yesterday. Lefties are hitting .285 this year against Arroyo.
    Agreed. The Phillies are a nightmare matchup for Arroyo with all those lefties. I can't believe Travis Wood is not in the playoff rotation. He should be in there, especially if they play the Phillies, IMO.
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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    People are surprised that Volquez got picked for game one, but wasn't Arroyo the one who said he'd prefer not to pitch on opening day? If so, I'm guessing that was the biggest factor.

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    Re: Playoff Rotation: Volquez, Arroyo, Cueto.

    Very disappointing. I know Arroyo was going to have be in there, but Wood has been our most effective starter, bar none.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.


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