Originally Posted by Brutus
You've got your dates a little off. The St. Louis series runs October 1-3. If Latos pitches on October 2 (a Tuesday), he'd have Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday as normal rest meaning he'd pitch game two of the NLDS (Sunday). So if Latos is pitching the second game of the St. Louis series, it does not mean he's pitching third.
I edited the post to fix the dates, but I reach a different conclusion than you do as to Game 2.
First off, Latos working Tuesday means he can't work Game 1 if the Reds start Saturday. So that eliminates that possibility, Latos working Game 1.
As for Game 2, presumably Sunday, Latos only works THAT game if Arroyo pitches out of turn. I find it very unlikely the Reds are setting it up for Arroyo to pitch in the playoffs on that much EXTRA rest.
No, I think this schedule makes it quite clear what the Reds have in mind, Cueto, Arroyo, Latos.
The Reds HAD Cueto and Latos back to back, and they changed it to put Arroyo in between. I see no reason to think they intend to change it back.