2012 Post-season

Nation Domination

With the playoffs about to start, postseason previews are going up all over the place. And there’s a good chance, as your reading them, that you’ll come across someone from here at RN.

Chris Garber took care of the Reds preview over at ESPN.

I have the Reds covered over at The Hardball Times.

Use this thread to get ready for tomorrow’s opening game of the series. Feel free to post links to other previews and let us know what you think will happen in the comments and by voting in the poll on the sidebar.

 

17 thoughts on “Nation Domination

  1. Does anyone have an idea of what we can expect for start times for the games in Cincy? I don’t quite understand why MLB/TBS wait so long to post time (considering all the weekday NLDS games will be played on the east coast).

  2. I need to know Tuesday’s game time! That hasn’t been released yet. Does anyone have any thoughts on when that might happen? Sure makes it tough to make plans.

  3. Onto the topic of this thread, great articles by both of you, Jason and Chris. I do have one question for Chris, why didn’t you go with the rotation as one of your top 5?

  4. I’m an idiot….I meant Wednesday (Game 4). I’m as bad as Dusty at keeping track of when the games are scheduled.

    Greg is right on – those are great reads.

  5. I’m saying Reds in 4 because of the starting pitching. I think the two games in SF are more or less a toss up. Cueto and Cain are both dominant righties and this could go either way. Bumgarner is better than Arroyo, but he’s a lefty which is an advantage for the Reds, and the Giant’s park should help Arroyo.

    So I see the first two as coin flips, and the Reds will probably take one.

    Then I see the Reds taking the next two. No matter who the Giants run out there (Vogelsong, Lincecum, or Zito) I would take Latos and Bailey in a heartbeat. Add to that the hometown crowd, and I don’t see it going to five games.

    • I’m saying Reds in 4 because of the starting pitching.I think the two games in SF are more or less a toss up.Cueto and Cain are both dominant righties and this could go either way.Bumgarner is better than Arroyo, but he’s a lefty which is an advantage for the Reds, and the Giant’s park should help Arroyo.

      So I see the first two as coin flips, and the Reds will probably take one.

      Then I see the Reds taking the next two.No matter who the Giants run out there (Vogelsong, Lincecum, or Zito) I would take Latos and Bailey in a heartbeat.Add to that the hometown crowd, and I don’t see it going to five games.

      This year, Arroyo is better than Bumgarner, and by a reasonably wide margin.

      Just saying.

    • I’m saying Reds in 4 because of the starting pitching.I think the two games in SF are more or less a toss up.Cueto and Cain are both dominant righties and this could go either way.Bumgarner is better than Arroyo, but he’s a lefty which is an advantage for the Reds, and the Giant’s park should help Arroyo.

      So I see the first two as coin flips, and the Reds will probably take one.

      Then I see the Reds taking the next two.No matter who the Giants run out there (Vogelsong, Lincecum, or Zito) I would take Latos and Bailey in a heartbeat.Add to that the hometown crowd, and I don’t see it going to five games.

      I meant to say, I think your analysis is generally solid. Of course, in reality, the whole thing is a crapshoot, as it’s a 5 game series. But the Reds should win this series. I feel like if they played the series 100 times, the Reds would win maybe 60 times.

  6. I found it interesting that at Hardball Times, it seems like each writer thinks the team they cover will go deep in the postseason. I’m 100% sure that will not happen.

  7. As I said on the earlier thread, I think the Reds will win in 5 despite themselves for not using Bailey in ATT park where he could be dominant based on his splits.

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