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:

SS Lopez
2B Aurilia
1B Casey
CF Griffey
3B Randa
LF Dunn
RF Pena
DH Cruz
C Valentin
P Hudson

CF Sizemore
LF Crisp
DH Hafner
C Martinez
1B Broussard
2B Belliard
RF Gerut
3B Boone
SS Peralta
P Westbrook

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?

6 Responses

  1. Chad

    If we win, I win a bet with a colleague. If we lose, tomorrow will decide the bet.

    Lunch is riding on this, Luke!

  2. Brian Erts

    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?

    Westbrook eats RH’s this year, he’ll probably play against the LH tomorrow.

    Sheesh. What does Kearns have to do to get recalled from Louisville?

    Lose 10-15 pounds is what I hear.

  3. Bill

    Chad…don’t bad mouth “The Phenom”!!!

  4. Bill

    Also, Chris just quoted O’B as saying they wanted someone up who could play infield or outfield.

  5. Glenn

    Please tell me Griffey was just taken out of the game because of the score rather than an injury!

  6. Chad

    Yes, Glenn, you can breathe easier. I don’t think Junior was hurt…it was just a blowout.