Elizardo Ramirez returns to the big league club tonight to make the start against the Brewers, who suddenly find themselves in second place. The Reds, on the other hand, are only 9 games out of first. That’s how bad the National League Central is this year.
Question: why aren’t Elizardo and Matt Belisle on the big-league roster full-time, operating out of the bullpen? Am I crazy to think that either of them are better than the Victor Santoses and Gary Majewskis of the world?
Discuss the game here. The Brew Crew are struggling, so it’s a good opportunity to win a series on the road.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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