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Johnny Cueto may have pitched himself into Wild Card playoff game start

Sep 24, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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When Johnny Cueto was on the disabled list there was some talk of the Reds possibly bringing him back as a reliever, but he returned as a starter and now he might be end up being their No. 1 starter in the playoffs.

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer asked manager Dusty Baker about that possibility and got only a “we’ll see” response. Cueto has started twice since taking nearly three months off, tossing five shutout innings followed by seven innings of two-run ball. And for the season he has a 2.82 ERA and 51/18 K/BB ratio in 61 innings overall.

If the Reds have to play the one-game Wild Card playoff, will they put their season in the hands of Cueto or go with Mat Latos? Actually, all six pitchers who’ve started more than 10 games for the Reds this season have an ERA under 3.60, so there aren’t really any terrible options.

  1. 1rdd - Sep 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Maybe Sissy Cueto can kick some other players and give them a concussion. Cueto is just a wussy little punk.

    • Marty McKee - Sep 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      Yawn.

    • thomas844 - Sep 24, 2013 at 7:13 PM

      “Cueto is just a wussy little punk.”

      Says the guy hurling insults from behind a computer screen.

  2. coryfor3 - Sep 24, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Leave it to dusty to mishandle a pitcher if given the chance. Cueto’s arm will probably fall off

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