I was at the Bats game tonight and there was enough news to merit a brief post…
Amir Garrett started and got off to a rocky start. Through 2/3 of an inning he allowed a walk, three hits, and two runs. However, after that, he pitched 5 1/3 perfect innings. He only came out in order to “save some bullets for later,” in the words of manager Delino DeShields. Basically, it was super-hot today (the hottest Bats game in almost 4 years) and the Bats offense wasn’t showing any life, so DeShields made sure Garrett came out with a good outing under his belt. (The game ended as an underwhelming 5-1 loss.)
The home run Garret allowed in the first, was only the second home run he has allowed at any level this year. I guess that means he really won’t fit in when he makes it to Cincy. Ahem.
Jesse Winker has a 10-game hitting streak going right now.
I asked about Homer’s start tomorrow and the idea is that it should be his last rehab start. He’s expected to throw around 100 pitches and if all goes according to plan, he’ll be up after that. So, get ready folks.
I’ll be at Slugger Field tomorrow and will live-tweet Homer’s start for those interested in such shenanigans.
Jason has been a fan of the Reds since he was born. He really had no choice in the matter. He has been writing at Redleg Nation for a few years, and also writes and edits at The Hardball Times. His debut novel, When the Sparrow Sings, is available now and concerns baseball, among other things. You can find more information at jasonlinden.com.