The Nats might not want to look past the Cardinals to potential NLCS opponents, but fans sure can. And there was some good news on that account Wednesday morning.
From the AP: “The Reds dropped injured ace Johnny Cueto from their division series roster Wednesday, replacing him with right-hander Mike Leake a few hours before Game 4 against the San Francisco Giants.”
Of course, by making this move — much like the Cardinals did with Jaime Garcia — the Reds sacrificed the 19-game winner for the next round, should they advance past the Giants. That could become a huge storyline in the next round.
“It’s tough taking your potential Cy Young guy out of your rotation,” general manager Walt Jocketty said, again via the AP. Read more here.