San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds: Team Grades from NLDS Game 4

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San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds: Team Grades from NLDS Game 4
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Headed into Game 4 action between the NL West champion San Francisco Giants and NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds, the Reds made the decision to take Johnny Cueto off the roster.

For the Reds, this means the team must go without their ace until the World Series, should they make it that far.

In turn, that means Mike Leake was turned to for the start of Game 4.

Barry Zito toed the rubber for the Giants in a chance for redemption. After an impressive 15-win season and being left off of the 2010 playoff roster, Zito needed to come out strong.

Both pitchers took the mound with roughly 10 days rest.

Each roster saw new catchers: Dioner Navarro stepped in for the Reds, while the Giants had Hector Sanchez, who has essentially been Zito's personal catcher.

Furthermore, Rookie of the Year candidate Todd Frazier took over at third base for the Reds in this game. Reds manager Dusty Baker assured fans that this was not because of Scott Rolen's error the night before, but rather to give Rolen a rest, considering it is a day game following a night game.

With those changes in place and a whole lot on the line, here is how each team graded out in Game 4.

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