"If you mean am I going to override the offense with starting pitching productivity, yeah I think so. I think I am," Price said. "I know that we've been struggling to score runs and Devin is on a nice little stretch right here, but I think I need to prioritize the starting pitching. It's a good relationship."
Besides Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips being on the disabled list, Jay Bruce is away on bereavement leave. Bruce is expected to return on Friday.
Mesoraco, who is 7-for-19 with two homers in his last five games, has caught for Cueto in four starts this season, with the last time coming on July 13 vs. the Pirates. Cueto is 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA over those four outings.
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