Don't forget, the only good leak is a Mike Leake!
I have confidence in Leake, especially in the "less homer freindly October GABP." Go get em Mike!
I say go Leake today and save Latos if game 5 is needed. I saw Mo Egger says in his blog this morning he'd have a short leash with Leake and if needed go to Latos again out of the bullpen, I disagree. I think give Leake a shot- have a quick hook and go to our bullpen immediately if we fall behind by 2-3 early. Lecure, Simon, etc to try to get to the 7-8th.
You have to have Latos ready for game 5 IMO just in case. That way if we dont need game 5, you have him for game 1 of LCS assuming Cueto is not available.
no official confirmation. ESPN is reporting it, citing sources. You also had Bailey saying it last night.
This doesn't make it so, but the wind is sure blowing in that direction.
Who are the Reds trying to fool or what are they trying to prove. Make a decision or make it public. It's these kinda of things make me scared that the Reds aren't ready for prime time!
they did. its Leake. supposed announced at 11.30 reported by Lindsay Patterson, MO Egger, also on the Sportsbooks he's listed as the starter.
Fact of the matter is Latos gives us the best shot to win today or tomorrow.
Leake is probably on par with Zito and w/ homefield the Reds are probably the slightest of favorites.
But if we use Latos and lose we become the underdawg in game 5 in a potential Arroyo vs Cain matchup.
Starting Leake to day and Latos tommorow makes us favorites in both games. Starting Latos today makes us favorites in one game.
Per Fay, the Reds have confirmed that Leake will start today. Leake replaces Cueto on the roster.
If needed, Latos starts tomorrow.
I would have rather had a bullpen game
I have no faith in Leake
Dude has a 5.54 ERA in GABP with a .313 BBA
He also has a 6.25 ERA in day games
He had a 5.48 ERA in SEPT
he had a 5.27 ERA after the All-Star game
This is going to come down to a game 5
To say Zito is on par with Leake is crazy
Zito had 15 wins, 7 on the road with a 4.34 ERA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 10, 2012
REDS DIVISION SERIES ROSTER SUBSTITUTION APPROVED
Major League Baseball announced today that it has approved a roster substitution for the Cincinnati Reds due to an injury sustained by right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto. Cueto will be replaced on the Division Series roster by right-handed pitcher Mike Leake.
MLB Postseason rules provide that a Club may request permission from the Commissioner’s Office to replace a player who is unable to play because of an injury. The Commissioner’s Office may approve or disapprove the request based on the specific facts and circumstances. In accordance with the rules, Cueto will be ineligible to return in the National League Championship Series, but would be eligible to return for the World Series if the Reds advance.
The bigger deal here is not having Cueto for the NLCS.