If Cueto can't go tomorrow, could Latos? While it's only 3 days rest, he only threw 57 pitches on Saturday.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Are strain and spasm mutually exclusive? Could it be a very mild sprain that triggered a spasm?
I think I'd rather go with Leake and make sure that Latos is properly rested for the final game if needed.
I think a rested Leake is as good as a risk as Arroyo on 3 days rest. I don't think Arroyo improves the longer that batters have a second chance at.
Knowing Latos' hatred of the Giants, he'd probably happily pitch the next 3 nights if Dusty would let him.
24 Years and Counting...
If Walt says he can tomorrow if need be, that's what I'm going to believe. He's dealt with the media long enough to know the facts before making a statement.
The interview was live as well.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
I wonder if the Nats would let us borrow Strasberg? I hear he's not doing anything these days
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This would be short rest, but without those other probable detrimental affects.
Go Homer! Make this all irrelevant. I was skeptical of Bronson on Sunday, and I am not real positive in attitude about Homer given his road/home splits, but I was wrong two days ago. Would be thrilled to be wrong again.