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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Reds on a roll

The Cincinnati Reds are on a blistering hot streak (helped by playing terrible teams like the Pirates and Astros). They now have the best record in the NL.

Paul Janish must be kind of bummed to be missing out. First baseman Joey Votto has been on the shelf with a stiff neck, second baseman Brandon Phillips has been playing with a slight hamstring tweak, and Scott Rolen is rested whenever possible, so there has been a lot of playing time available for backup infielders this week. Unfortunately for Janish, he was on bereavement leave. He rejoined the team yesterday, but could not be activated. You have to be on the bereavement list for at least three days. He should be activated today. Drew Sutton will probably be sent down to make room for Janish, despite hitting a grand slam last night.

A week ago, I'd have thought it possible that Miguel Cairo would be DFA'd instead. He was not playing well at all. That's changed since he began getting regular playing time with Votto injured. Miggy has been en fuego: 2 for 4 with a home run on Wednesday, 3 for 5 Thursday, 3 for 5 with a double and a walk last night. His batting average has gone from .182 to .298 in three days. I would guess his roster spot is safe now.

Hopefully Janish will be able to join in the fun today.

posted by BubbaFan, 10:03 AM


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