Of course it's worth a ball to get where I suggested, that's why if you choose the two rail kick option you play it to come short, not long. Playing the kick to come short, adds to the low risk advantage you have shooting it.So I take it you would think its OK if you didn't hit a ball and had to spot one (I do)?
Until Frank laid out what you said I was on the fence but it looks like it's even worth a scratch (ala Joyner) to reverse it on him like that.
This is probably a great example of what most people wouldn't do. Nobody wants to put one up on purpose but the end result is worth way more than the ball (hopefully the game).
P.S. I changed the names in your quote from Efren to Scott to keep it correct