Cueto scratched from his start Sunday night
Johnny Cueto was supposed to deliver the sweep for the Reds on Sunday night, but he'll have to hand the ball off to somebody else.
The Reds' right-handed ace has been scratched from his scheduled start against St. Louis with a blister on his index finger. Homer Bailey will make the start in Cueto's place. Cueto will shift to Tuesday and start that night instead.
Head coach Dusty Baker says that he still wants to keep Bronson Arroyo between Bailey and Cueto to separate pitching styles.
"We wanted to separate Arroyo and [Mike] Leake because they're similar," he said. "Especially when you're in a stretch of 13 games in a row, you don't have a chance to flip flop anybody or skip because we don't have any off-days. We have one off-day, then we get 17 in a row. It's a very important stretch here."
Jake Westbrook will start for the Cardinals tonight. Game time is scheduled for 8:10 pm.