I confess to the pre-season belief that Kirk Saarloos could help this team, either out of the pen or as a spot starter. At this point, however, I just have to agree with John Fay:

If Kirk Saarloos is on roster for (Friday’s) game, the Reds have a credibility problem, well a bigger credibility problem. The last 10 batters he’s faced have reached — eight hits, a walk and a hit batsman. He’s allowed eight earned runs in that span.

What a strange season this has been.