Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
Here's what's going to happen -- the deeper the game goes, the more the pressure is going to build on the Reds. They're human, they can sense they're choking this whole thing away. They know Latos hasn't been feeling well, and they know Matt Cain is one of the best pitchers in baseball. They don't want this to go to a Game 5, where the chokejob can be complete and they'll be eliminated.

So they'll start to press.

And that plays right into the hands of a guy like Barry Zito, who is happy to spin up awful pitch after awful pitch.

And before you know it, the game is over and they've been shut out.
And here's the thing: Zito is a guy who is not very good, and the Reds just make guys like him look like Bob Gibson circa 1965.