Cueto out, Wood in
There is an interesting development — Johnny Cueto, tonight’s originally scheduled starter, is not in the lineup posted by the club. It’s Travis Wood, who was supposed to go on Tuesday. The clubhouses aren’t open yet, so stand by for the reason.
Reds lineup vs. Yankees:
****update**** Cueto now scheduled to pitch on Tuesday. Reason not known yet. Stay tuned.
**UPDATE #2**** Cueto has a stiff neck.
”My neck is sore,” Cueto said. “I’m probably pitching tomorrow, depends on how I feel when I throw today.
“When I throw, there’s a little pain.”
“His neck has been bothering him the last few days, probably since the plane trip coming back,” manager Dusty Baker said. “Versus us waiting until the last minute and telling Woody to strap it on and let’s go, we decided to make the change and give both of them the opportunity. We actually made the change last night so we informed Woody. It’s his normal day today.”
*Before the game tonight, Jay Bruce will receive his NL Player of the Week and Player of the Month Award from May.
*1961-era Reds pitcher Jim O’Toole is the Reds’ honorary captain tonight. O’Toole’s club faced the Yankees in the ’61 World Series, won by New York.