After a fantastic regular season carried by reliable starting pitching, an injury to Johnny Cueto that knocked him out of the NLDS contributed to a painful collapse against the Giants. Cueto's injury forced Mike Leake into action in Game 4, where the Reds held a 2-1 lead in the series, and Leake subsequently got torched. The added component was that Mat Latos and not Cueto was forced to start the Game 5 series decider, and a grand slam by Buster Posey all but ended the Reds' dreams. This, after the Reds did not lose a single start to injury (the one start not taken by the Reds' starting five was due to a rainout makeup doubleheader). But that also overlooks that the offense shut down quite a bit with Joey Votto not quite himself - he didn't have any extra-base hits in the playoffs and went homerless from June on, thanks to a knee injury that never fully healed last season. Moreover, the leadoff spot remained a sinkhole all year, as th
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