Lohse on his outing against the DBacks:
"It was just a bad choice," Lohse said. "[It was] 3-2. I didn't care if I walked him. I had a base open, and I tried to throw one up and in and set something up for later at-bats. I end up throwing a strike. It wasn't good execution and a poor choice of pitches. Javy [Valentin] called a couple of other pitches and I shook to get to the one I wanted and just didn't execute it."
Another article quoted him saying "lesson learned."
I wonder how much of his game was called from the bench? I wonder if he was under orders not to shake off Ross? The talent is there, but the head has consistently been inconsistent. I think he has a poor baseball IQ.
But if the Reds have him on a tight leash, as I suspect they have with Belisle, this rotation's top 4 could surprise the hell out of the NL. Harang has go to get back on track though. Milton has just got to go.
If the reports of Dumatrait's velo are accurate, then the Reds have two choices before going to the Bailey well. I'd prefer they not go to him at all this year if possible. Dumatrait, Livingston and EZ once his shoulder regains strength (I'm thinking it will be June) should be the first to get the call. Leave Saarloos in the pen as the long reliever. It's about roles, and he fits that one well.
Big outing Tuesday. Tonight (Monday) is a lost cause, but Belisle vs Davis should be a good game.