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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    I think Dusty should have saved Bailey's one hitter for today.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    I wouldn't call a start with a well rested Latos a coin flip, unless there's such a thing as a three sided coin with two heads.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    No you never punt a playoff game. Never. Ever.
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    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Giants aren't exactly chopped liver and are a WS caliber club. The Reds should have blitzed them 3-0 with dominant Homer last night, but now we are in the series dogfight that everyone expected. Every DS is now assured of going at least four games.

    Gotta scratch out at least 3-4 runs tonight off Zito. The reversion to the Hacktastic approach of innings 6-10 isn't going to cut it.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Never give away a playoff game. Dusty did the right thing. Its amazing how some are already planning for a game 5 and doubting this team. Ive done it at times this year myself but history has showed us that this team bounces back from any adversity it faces. Why not tonight? Leake beat Cain with a complete game effort in SF earlier this year. The Giants offense is looking like us in September and in case people havent been watching were up 2 games to 1. it seems like all our starters bring their A game when the crowd is into it and we have a packed house. I predict Leake will be brilliant tonight and if he isnt at least we can hope he pitches evenly with Zito. Our bullpen is better than SF. We just need to come up with a big hit. It will probably be a 2 out hit with RISP and I have a feeling Stubbs(call me crazy but weve been drilling this guy for 2+ years. Hes due IMO) will get that hit. 3-2 Redlegs and on to the NLCS.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Punt game 1? Redszone at its best.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Punt game 1? Redszone at its best.
    Interesting question for discussion, but I think the let's win our first playoff game in 17 freaking years trumps the punt formation.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    I just hope we see the victory formation today... (oh wait - in baseball you still have to pitch the ball and can't just take a knee. I do enjoy football, but this is one of the great parts of baseball)

    Quote Originally Posted by oregonred View Post
    Interesting question for discussion, but I think the let's win our first playoff game in 17 freaking years trumps the punt formation.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Why would you say we should have punted a game we won?

    If the Reds wanted to go with Arroyo on 3 days rest they still could. They obviously choose not to.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Are you seriously asking if Dusty should have punted Game 1 of a 5 game series?

    Seriously?
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    2nd time they have been in the playoffs since 1995, 3rd time since 1990, 4th time since 1979.

    And they should throw away the chance to win?

    Where's my pitchfork and torch?

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    After reading this and the " Talk me down from my ledge "


    I must ask the question.

    Is there a full moon out?
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    After reading this and the "jumping off the ledge thread".

    I must ask the question.

    Is there a full moon out?
    New terrain I suppose.

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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    No, the Reds should have gotten hits last night. Problem solved. But, I imagine if they could get a hit when they needed it, they'd have no losses, unless they lost on purpose.
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    Re: Should Dusty have punted Game 1?

    If the Reds tank game 1, at best they are up 2-1 heading into game 4. The Reds now are up 2-1 heading into game 4.

    So no, they shouldn't have punted.
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