ROOKIE ROTATION: Beginning tonight the Reds will start rookie pitchers in 3 straight games for the second time this week…according to Elias Sports Bureau, when RHP Mike Leake (Sun at Chi), LHP Travis Wood (Mon at NYM) and LHP Matt Maloney (Tue at NYM) pitched earlier this week, the Reds started 3 straight rookie pitchers for the first time since LHP Brandon Claussen, RHP Josh Hancock and RHP Luke Hudson did it from 9/27-9/29, 2004…barring a change in the rotation this weekend, for the first time in their history the Reds will start rookie pitchers in their last 3g prior to the All-Star break.
One more Vote Votto photo…
Jamie: This picture is sent to me from my brother, Anthony Esquivel, who is a police officer in SoCal. You may know him from seeing his California licence plate “redzfan”. This baseball buddy sits in Anthonys police car and rides with him every day!! – Liz McGee