In today’s game recap, I wrote the following:
Oh, Scott Feldman. Feldman allowed five runs on five hits and a walk in just one inning of work. After he put the Reds at a 5-0 deficit — thanks mostly to home runs by Washington All-Stars Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman — in the top of the first, the result of this contest was a foregone conclusion.
Even worse, it appears that Feldman is injured:
After the beat writers were able to get in to see Reds manager Bryan Price, we learned the following:
Another pitcher injury for the Redlegs? I’m shocked.
I’m not sure that knee stiffness explains the dropping velocity, but what do I know? Feldman says that the stiffness is to blame.
If Feldman does in fact go on the disabled list, it’s likely that tomorrow’s starter, Sal Romano, will take Feldman’s roster spot in the near term. When Feldman’s turn in the rotation comes around again, it’ll be interesting to see what the Reds do.
Doug Gray suggests Robert Stephenson or Asher Wojciechowski, who pitched so well in relief of Feldman today.
I mean no disrespect to Asher Wojciechowski or his fans, but I really hope Stephenson or Cody Reed or Amir Garrett gets that start. There are two-plus months left in this season, and it’s time for us to learn more about these kids. As far as I’m concerned, now is a perfect opportunity to see if the young guys have learned anything in Triple-A.