Couple of interesting points in John Fay’s column today:
Catcher David Ross went 1-for-3 in his first rehab games Monday and Tuesday with Double-A Chattanooga.
He has been on the DL since July 16 with a lower abdominal strain.
The plan was for him to join the Reds here today. If all goes OK, he’ll start tonight with Bronson Arroyo pitching.
“If (Ross) is here, he’ll play,” Narron said.
So, who goes?
The Reds officially are listing right-hander Joe Mays as the probable starter for Saturday’s game in the Milwaukee.
“If he’s listed, he’s probable,” Narron said.
Mays is 0-1 with a 9.45 ERA in his four starts for the Reds. His last one – 32/3 innings, five runs – was the worst of the four.
Louisville right-hander Justin Germano last started Friday, so the Reds easily could adjust his schedule and start him Saturday.
Germano is 8-6 with a 3.69 ERA. He has won five straight decisions and pitched seven scoreless innings his last time out.
If Fay is talking about it, someone is telling him it’s possible. Hopefully this means we’ll see Germano on Saturday and that Mays has thrown his last inning for the Reds.