Re: 9/15/12 - Reds @ Marlins (More of Valdez and Stubbs)
Originally Posted by Dan
If you think about it, that first inning wasn't even that rough. Cueto got a ground ball, then a dink over Valdez, then a guy who's going to hit mistakes hard hit a mistake hard. After that he got a fly ball and an easy out to end the inning.
I'm with Kelch though, in wondering why Cueto is gassing it up there in the first few innings. Something is playing on his mind.
If it were just this start, you'd be right. But he looked as bad as he's ever been in his last start against Houston and fell apart suddenly in the start before that against Philadelphia. I don't know what's wrong, if anything, but I don't think commenting on it is an overreaction.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."