Here’s your game thread. Luke Hudson (1-1, 5.63) at Jake Westbrook (4-9, 4.57) . I keep waiting to see if Hudson is going to be a solid pitcher this season. I think he has all the tools, and he’s shown flashes, but as a young pitcher, I’m not surprised at his inconsistency.
Here are the lineups:
I don’t understand why Encarnacion is up here if Narron isn’t going to play him. I thought the reason to call him up was to get him three games while the Reds were using the DH?
I know EE looked overmatched last night, but still…. He’s the future at the hot corner, let’s see him play, even if batting ninth.
UPDATE: I missed this, but it appears that Ryan Freel has been placed on the DL. So expect to see Rich Aurilia in the lineup, hitting second, for quite some time.
Who got called up to replace Freel in the lineup? Jason Romano! Dan O’Brien’s love child.
Sheesh. What does Kearns have to do to get recalled from Louisville?
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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