This is Kyle Lohse. He is not good at hurling the ball towards homeplate in an attempt to flumux the bat swingers.
What we have below is 3 Once and Future (and Current) Redbirds which will likely be considered options to replace the $23 M burden should the team finally make a move either by cutting him (unlikely) or by moving him to the pen (probably also unlikely).
Of course, there are other options. Which is where you come in. What do you think is the best option, should the Lohseapaloza come to an end? One of these 3? One of the younger starters such as Lynn or Walters? One of the guys trying to restart (or start) their careers like MacLane or Hill?
Ponder that as we move on to the DFR! Springfield had the night off and the Riverbandits apparently aren’t as adapt with watery conditions as their namesake would have you believe and were thus rained out.
- James Rapoport went 2-for-4 with a R.
- Daniel Descalso went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI.
- Mark Hamilton was 3-for-4 with a 2B and 2 R.
- Brian Anderson was 1-for-4 with a 2B and 2 RBI.
- Amauri Cazana went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
- Kevin Howard came off the bench and picked up a PH.
- Lance Lynn evened his record at 2-2 with 6 IP of 3 H, 1 ER baseball. He struckout 6 but walked 3.
- Matthew Scherer, Oneli Perez and Rich Rundles combined to throw 3 perfect innings, with Rundles picking up a strikeout.
- Jose Garcia was 2-for-3 with 2 R and 2 BB.
- Richard Racobaldo continued his strong season with a 4-for-5 performance, a 2B and 3 RBI.
- Xavier Scruggs struck out 3 times, picking up a hit.
- Jarred Bogany went 1-for-4 with a 3B.
- Jared Bradford went only 3 IP, with 8 H, 6 ER and 2 BB.
- Joel Luc Pichardo came in and gave up 3 H in 2 IP with 1 K.
- Ramon Delgado pitched 2 scoreless innings, with 2 H and 2 K.
- Despite Bradford’s start, Matthew Frevert took the loss with the solo HR he gave up for his only blemish in a 2 IP, 4 K performance.