One of our fearless readers forwarded the link to today’s edition of The Sporting News Today, which has this blurb on Micah Owings:

Micah Owings could surprise

The Reds righthander has been impressive since pitching coach Dick Pole tweaked his two-seamer and simplified his approach. “I didn’t have a good camp last year,” admitted Owings, who allowed two earned runs and struck out 14 in his first 11 2/3 innings this spring. “I think I worked on too much stuff at one time.” Manager Dusty Baker has not said if Owings is the favorite for the club’s fifth-starter spot. If Owings keeps pitching so well, that is likely to change.”

We’ve been saying all spring that the job is Owings’ to lose. I’m glad to see that he is earning it, rather than having someone back into that role as we’ve had in the past (Jimmy Anderson, Josh Fogg, etc.)

P.S.: I’m sorry for mentioning Anderson and Fogg.