Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/19/12
CINCINNATI What was significant over last weekend when the Cincinnati Reds swept their games from the St. Louis Cardinals was not only they held the heavy-hitting World Series champions to seven runs.Adding more significance to the achievement was that it was accomplished with the back end of the starting rotation, the young guys.Their best pitcher, Johnny Cueto, was not able to take his turn due to a blister on his index finger. Bronson Arroyo, the teams veteran presence and spiritual sounding board, did not pitch because it wasnt his turn.That left it up to the teams three youngest and most inexperienced starters to face the defending World Series champions Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Homer Bailey.And all three pitched as if it was just another glorious spring training day under a hot Arizona sun as the Reds won by 5-3. 3-2 and 4-2. Each starter slapped a quality start on the Cardinals.You hope that was a watershed period for those pitchers, said manager Dusty Baker. You always wa...
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