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UPRedsFan
05-05-2012, 10:40 AM
Why Leake tonight instead of Latos? When Cueto pitched last night I thought maybe Dusty was skipping Leake. Anyone hear this addressed?

tedies
05-05-2012, 11:32 AM
You don't wanna skip any starters if you don't have to, its already been 7 days since Leake pitched

New York Red
05-05-2012, 01:45 PM
Why Leake tonight instead of Latos? When Cueto pitched last night I thought maybe Dusty was skipping Leake. Anyone hear this addressed?
Because of the rainout, Dusty just moved Cueto up one spot, to keep him in on his regular schedule. You don't want to mess with a pitcher who is as hot as he is.

Ironman92
05-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Because of the rainout, Dusty just moved Cueto up one spot, to keep him in on his regular schedule. You don't want to mess with a pitcher who is as hot as he is.

Yep....Cueto pitches when it's his turn....no matter what

UPRedsFan
05-05-2012, 04:41 PM
That part I agree with pitching Cueto in his regular spot.

But why not skip your 5th starter when the opportunity presents?

DirtyBaker
05-05-2012, 05:10 PM
That part I agree with pitching Cueto in his regular spot.

But why not skip your 5th starter when the opportunity presents?

If it was a video game you would go ahead and skip the fifth starter when possible, but the logic is that it can mess with a pitcher's effectiveness to have him go a past his normal recovery period by more than a few days.

That said, I would assume Leake could work a bullpen session or simulated game to keep his timing and still skip a start. Would there be any drawbacks from getting him some work in a non-meaningful game?