Luke Hudson, who (along with Milton and Ortiz) rounds out the trio of Reds pitchers that the opposition loves to face. Hudson will step to the mound with an ERA of 8.39…which means that he has been worse than either Milton or Ortiz. That’s not easy to do.

When 3/5 of your starting rotation have ERA’s in excess of 6 runs a game, you have problems.

Meanwhile, former Red Brian Moehler starts for the Fishies tonight, sporting an ERA of 3.64. That astounds me, given how terrible he was during his short stint in Cincinnati.

At least we have Adam Dunn!

Discuss….

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Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.

You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

Join the conversation! 3 Comments

  1. Supposedly, when Mohler was in Cincinnati, he was suffer from arm fatigue. I never understood why the Reds let him go.

  2. The Reds got Brian “Scuffy” Moehler in a 2002 mid-season trade with Detroit. He had missed almost all of the previous year with an arm injury, and with the performance he put up with Cincinnati (6+ ERA) it was a no-brainer to let him leave that winter as a 31-year-old free agent. He signed with Houston, did badly there and and in AAA in very limited duty (must have been injured again), and spent all of 2004 with the Braves’ double-A affiliate, putting up an ERA of 4+ with extremely poor peripheral numbers. His early-season success this year screams fluke.

  3. I never understood why the Reds traded for him in the first place.

    Those deadline deals that year for Moehler and Shawn Estes worked out just about as well as the signings of Milton and Ortiz have worked out this year.

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About Chad Dotson

Blame Chad for creating this mess. Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, "The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds" is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad's musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine. You can email Chad at chaddotson@redlegnation.com.

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2005 Reds, Reds - General