Game 60: vs. Colorado
Reds lineup vs. Rockies
Yes, there’s a notable difference in that lineup than what was scheduled. Right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto has been scratched, and right now there’s more questions than answers, as no official announcement has been made. Last night’s postgame press conference with Dusty Baker was delayed while he met with team physician Dr. Tim Kremchek, but that may or may not be related. Baker also talked about changing up the rotation yesterday, and with the Cardinals coming to town this weekend, it’s also possible he wants Cueto to pitch against the division leaders, but we’ll see.
What we do know is that Pedro Villarreal has been called up to start in place of Cueto. Villarreal has had a rough go of it with Triple-A Louisville this season, going 1-3 with a 5.03 ERA in 11 starts. He’s given up 67 hits and 15 walks while striking out 42 in 59 innings.
We’ll know more soon after Bake addresses the media.