Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Looks like Adam LaRoche is going to spend one more day in Hickory before rejoining the team. Since he's been smoking the ball on his rehab assignment, I wonder if the Pirates aren't taking an extra day to trade and trade someone (probably Obi-Wan) to make the roster room for LaRoche. I guess he's only been in Hickory for two games, but it doesn't seem like there's anything wrong with him.

As for the actual game tonight, Josh Fogg is facing off against Paul Maholm. He's been doing his Josh Fogg thing much more poorly this year than in the past, with an ERA of almost 8.00 in almost 60 innings. He's spent some time hurt, though, so I suppose that's affected him a bit. He's been alternating good and bad starts for about three weeks and he's coming off of a good one, but he's also been pretty dominant at home this year and the Reds aren't mounting much of a lineup against him. If Fogg hits a groove, this might be a quick game.