Time for another trip around the internets….

–Well, this is bad news:

It wasn’t considered a setback, but a clarification of a condition. Either way, the Reds will be without starting pitcher Edinson Volquez for longer than they anticipated.

During the previous homestand, Volquez had a second MRI taken on his right arm. It revealed there still was inflammation on the muscle between the forearm and the elbow. He was told to shut down his throwing program until it reduces completely.

With the Reds staring down the barrel of a free fall in the standings, this isn’t the best news we could have received.

–On the other hand, maybe it will be a chance for Homer Bailey to show off the splitter he has been using in Louisville to the tune of a 4-0 record with a 0.47 ERA in June (38/7 K/BB). Hopefully, Saturday will be the day we get to see the new and improved Homer.

–Walt Jocketty is keeping his eye out for a hitter to come available on the open market. Should we trust him?

–Chris Heisey has been a stud all season long for AA Carolina. Doug has taken a look at Heisey’s career path in numbers, and it’s definitely worth a read.

–CSG says these are times of trouble.

–No, it isn’t funny anymore.

–Justin has some thoughts on the Joey Votto situation.

According to Mark Sheldon, Dusty still has faith in Willy Taveras. Not exactly a shocker.

–Finally, it’s times like these that I always remind myself of something: the Reds are never as good as they look on their best day, and they’re never as bad as they seem on their worst day. (This is something I try to stress to the high school basketball teams I’ve coached; helps keep things in perspective.)

Things are going to get better. I promise.