Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
W: J. Locke (1-1)
L: A. Simon (0-1)
S: J. Grilli (5)
–Zack Cozart was 3-5 with a homer.
–Johnny Cueto left the game in the fifth inning with a strained right triceps.
–I said before the season that the only thing that could keep the Reds from being World Series contenders would be injuries. Ryan Ludwick…Sean Marshall…Johnny Cueto. This is not going well.
–That’s four straight losses for the Reds. All those losses have been on the road, against division opponents. Are you panicking yet? (The answer, obviously and emphatically, is NO. But don’t go near Twitter if you want to maintain Reds-related mental health, because some of you Reds fans out there are acting crazy.)
–Cueto will be examined tomorrow, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed. Maybe it’s something minor, and maybe Cueto won’t have to go on the disabled list. We can hope, right?
Cueto is returning to Cincinnati early tomorrow. Will be examined by Kremchek. Baker “It’s not anything in the elbow or shoulder.” #reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) April 14, 2013
Johnny Cueto hurt. If he has to go on the DL, the Reds will go with a AAA pitcher who isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t ready, while Chapman sits unused in the bullpen.
— Chad Dotson (@dotsonc) April 14, 2013
Chapman: 29 over the same stretch. Ã¢â‚¬Å“@misterredlegs: Hoover: 23 pitches tonight, and 94 since last Friday in five appearances.Ã¢â‚¬Â
— Chris Garber (@cgarber8) April 14, 2013