Originally Posted by Red Raindog
I thought this was a match-up of aces & not #5's!
Between them, Strasburg and Cueto had an ERA of about 3 last year.
So, over 6 innings, you'd expect about a 2-2 game.
The Reds #5 starter Leake would give up about 3 runs in those 6 innings, so over a small sample size of 1 game, it's not really a huge difference.
In reality, that's the difference between an ace and a #5.