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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    So we'd rather be a loss away from elimination right now just so Latos could be ready to go? This dude's got stronger nerves than me.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    If Dusty had decided to punt who would have been his punter? Leake? He looks like a kicker to me.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    So we'd rather be a loss away from elimination right now just so Latos could be ready to go? This dude's got stronger nerves than me.
    It seems to be the best option to me. The alternatives are short rest Arroyo or Leake if a game 5. Neither of those I like when I know Cain is pitching Game 5 for them and it might be another game like game 3, as in whose bullpen blinks first.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    New terrain I suppose.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    I wish I could say something strong enough to convey exactly how ludicrous I find this idea right now but I'm just too dumbfounded to say much of anything.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    If Dusty had decided to punt who would have been his punter? Leake? He looks like a kicker to me.
    Well, in a way it was a punt. The ball was downed at the 1 and the Giants have to go the length of the field with about 1:15 left.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    I think people are seeing the word "punt" in the thread title and thinking that means the OP actually suggested the Reds should have intentionally lost the first game. If you read his post you will see that he never said that...

    I think Price and Dusty handled the situation just fine in that game and it worked out well. But I don't think using LeCure, Simon and Hoover instead of LeCure and Latos would have automatically resulted in a loss or a "punt". The Reds likely would have won the game either way since they scored 5 runs. Latos only pitched four innings after all. If the Reds had used Simon and Hoover for those four innings instead of Latos they would not have given up 4+ runs. The Reds would have won the game either way .

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    I think Dusty should have saved Bailey's one hitter for today.
    Yes, he should have punted last night and had Homer throw a gem today.

    Or, he could have saved some of the 9 runs from Game 2 and applied them to Game 3.

    Sometimes I don't know what he's thinking, either of those moves would have us in the NLCS in a flash.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    I played a lot of NCAA football for the PS2 in college.

    Rule #1: NEVER PUNT.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I played a lot of NCAA football for the PS2 in college.

    Rule #1: NEVER PUNT.
    And why is that? Because you only have a few possessions and punting doesn't put the other team at nearly enough of a disadvantage (or your team at an advantage in subsequent possessions) to offset your guarenteed lost possession. Same logic applies
    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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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Is this a real question?
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