Justin Lehr to start Friday
This wasn’t a stunner because he was scheduled to start for Triple-A Louisville on Friday, but now Justin Lehr will be taking that turn for the Reds vs. the Rockies instead. The club made his call-up official after Thursday’s 7-4 loss.
Lehr, who turns 32 on Aug. 3, is 13-3 with a 3.31 ERA this season in Triple-A and was named earlier this week as the International League’s pitcher of the week. He began 2009 in the Phillies organization but was traded in May and began his third stint with the Reds organization in less than two years.
Since returning to Louisville, Lehr was 8-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 11 starts and one relief appearance.
The right-hander’s previous big league stops were with the A’s and Brewers. He has 66 career appearances, but not starts logged in the Major Leagues.
Lehr is not on the Reds’ 40-man or 25-man rosters yet and corresponding moves will likely be announced before Friday’s game.
As for Thursday’s game — not sure there is really much to talk about. Gripe about it if you want or make some Lehr predictions — up to you.