Latos to start Weds
Reds manager Dusty Baker made official something that seemed inevitable. Following Tuesday’s, 4-2 Reds loss to the Mets, Baker revealed that Mat Latos would start Wednesday in the series finale. Greg Reynolds was originally listed.
Pitching Latos on Wednesday would enable him to pitch on Tuesday with five days rest before a potential Wild Card game next Tuesday. Had Latos pitched Friday as originally scheduled, he would have to work on short rest.
Other quick notes:
*A Cardinals victory over the Nationals put the Reds three games back in the NL Central with four games left. That makes winning the division slim for Cincinnati.
*The Reds bullpen dealt 7 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Mike Leake. I will have more from Leake and the full game story on Reds.com/MLB.com.
*Jay Bruce recorded his 13th outfield assist of the season when he threw out Wilfredo Tovar at the plate in the top of the second inning.