Originally Posted by Kc61
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.
40 man roster played a role in the choice as well I'd imagine.
Pedro just came off a 7 ip 4 hit 2 run game.
Tony just came off a 7 ip 6 hit 3 run game.
Just sayin it's not the horrible decision some are making it out to be.
~edit~ Your last post is very reasonable and most likely close to the truth. I just don't see it being enough to get worked up about.