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Reds scratch Cueto

Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:11 pm
Edited on: June 20, 2011 5:30 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Johnny CuetoThe Reds scratched Johnny Cueto from tonight's start against the Yankees, replacing him with left-hander Travis Wood, Tuesday's scheduled starter.

Cueto said his neck is sore and has been bothering him since his last start, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enqurier writes.

Cueto told Fay he may still start tomorrow. Wood is on his normal rest because of last Thursday's off-day.

"We knew yesterday," Reds manager Dusty Baker told Fay. "He felt better yesterday. But what happens if he goes out there and starts feeling it again in the second or third inning? Then my bullpen is all torn up.

"What made it an easy decision is this is Woody's normal day. Had it not been his normal day, then we would have had a different decision to make. As it is, Johnny will go tomorrow. There's not much difference from today to tomorrow. But, in terms of health, a lot of times that 24-hour period of hands on and loving care has a lot to do with it." 

Cueto is quietly having a very good season for the Reds. After starting the season on the disabled list and missing the first month with irritation in his right biceps and triceps, he has gone 4-2 with a 1.68 ERA in eight starts to go along with a 1.006 WHIP.

Wood has suffered a bit of a sophomore slump, going 5-4 with a 5.11 ERA. He has pitched well in his last two starts, combining to go 14 innings and allowing three earned runs in a no-decision against the Giants and a victory over the Dodgers.

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Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:05 am

Reds scratch Cueto

12:35, 7:10 doubleheader

First game - Reds RH Mike Leake (6-3, 4.04 ERA) vs. RH Freddy Garcia (5-6, 3.63); Second game - Reds RH Johnny Cueto (4-2, 1.68) vs. RH Brian Gordon (0-0, 3.38)

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 4:13 pm

Reds scratch Cueto

Looks like a rainout.  he may get a day to neck the neck

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:02 pm

Reds scratch Cueto

Cueto is pitching tonight.  Gordon for the Yanks.   Reds just cant seem to get over the hump this season.  rolen's and stubb's hitting is not where we need it to be.   Milwaukee looks the fav in the NL central to me.

Since: Feb 22, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:42 pm

Reds scratch Cueto

I'm honestly a little disappointed. Cueto has been pitching so well lately and I was really looking forward to seeing how he stacks up against the Yankees. Huge market team versus small market team...go reds!!

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:40 pm

Reds scratch Cueto

As a Cueto owner, I'd rather see him pushed back to Friday, when he would face the Orioles instead of the Yankees.

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