Luke Hudson, who (along with Milton and Ortiz) rounds out the trio of Reds pitchers that the opposition loves to face. Hudson will step to the mound with an ERA of 8.39…which means that he has been worse than either Milton or Ortiz. That’s not easy to do.

When 3/5 of your starting rotation have ERA’s in excess of 6 runs a game, you have problems.

Meanwhile, former Red Brian Moehler starts for the Fishies tonight, sporting an ERA of 3.64. That astounds me, given how terrible he was during his short stint in Cincinnati.

At least we have Adam Dunn!


3 Responses

  1. Jim McCullough

    Supposedly, when Mohler was in Cincinnati, he was suffer from arm fatigue. I never understood why the Reds let him go.

  2. DevilsAdvocate

    The Reds got Brian “Scuffy” Moehler in a 2002 mid-season trade with Detroit. He had missed almost all of the previous year with an arm injury, and with the performance he put up with Cincinnati (6+ ERA) it was a no-brainer to let him leave that winter as a 31-year-old free agent. He signed with Houston, did badly there and and in AAA in very limited duty (must have been injured again), and spent all of 2004 with the Braves’ double-A affiliate, putting up an ERA of 4+ with extremely poor peripheral numbers. His early-season success this year screams fluke.

  3. Chad

    I never understood why the Reds traded for him in the first place.

    Those deadline deals that year for Moehler and Shawn Estes worked out just about as well as the signings of Milton and Ortiz have worked out this year.