well i don't really think it was neccesarily a nice way to open your first post on the boards, but I do agree with the premise. Gio is a great pitcher, but he is still learning and had never pitched in that situation before.
I am still devastated with what happened and have barely watched/listened consumed any baseball since - in fact this is my first day back on the boards as i needed a bit of time to get over the pain.
But i do however agree with the premis of the OP, walking guys, trying to paint the black with a huge lead isn't required, just challenge them, his HR rate was ridiculously low all year so just challenge guys, throw strikes and we likely win.
As great as our season was, and as badly as it ended, in my heart i thought we might have been a year early in terms of being a WS contender.