TAKING THE FIFTH
: Narron has been penciling in possible pitching rotations for September.
The Reds have three off days in the month - the seventh, 11th and 21st.
"I've got three different scenarios," he said. "It looks like the fifth guy will get four starts."
Because they will start on Sept. 1 and 2, Bronson Arroyo and Kyle Lohse could get as many as six September starts by going on three days' rest once.
Both have pitched well in September in their careers. Arroyo is 8-3 with a 4.17 ERA; Lohse is 7-5 with 4.35 ERA.
STILL FIFTH: Chris Michalak, currently the fifth starter, earned another start with his 61/3-inning, two-run outing Wednesday.
Michalak is scheduled to start Monday in the series opener with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"He will, unless something happens," Narron said.