Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Not really. I think people are assuming that they wanted to bring up Cingrani again. I don't think they want to. I think they want him to stay down there and work on his secondary stuff. Johnny told them about the muscle after the game...they needed to find out how it responded to rest and exercise...that took time. From the sounds of things, we're looking at needing someone for maybe 2 starts...Pedro should be expected to be able to fill that small void. If not, he should be released IMO.
Reds are in no position to waste ballgames using their third or fourth best AAA pitcher.
My guess is they made a calculated decision that Cueto would likely pitch tonight and so they didn't rearrange the AAA rotation. It backfired.
Even if Pedro V throws a three hitter and goes the route, I would have Cingrani pitch next time.