It’s raining southpaws?

After John Lamb’s start on Friday, David Holmberg will get the ball for the Reds on Saturday vs. the Dodgers. Big deal, you say?

It registers a little at least because it will mark the first time that the Reds have started lefties back-to-back since 2011. That was Dontrelle Willis and Travis Wood.

Did manager Bryan Price like injecting some southpaw pitching into his rotation?

“I like to have five starters that get people out. You know my stance on that,” Price said on Friday. “I like guys that consistently give us a chance to win. Our best rotations in my time here were 2012 and 2013 and that included the same five and they were all right-handed. And they were a very good, special group. Truth be told, I think it’s nice to have some lefties in there.

“There are certain times you’d like to have that left-handed element in there for certain things.”

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From article by Steve Adams @ MLBTR:
•Despite a poor season for the Reds, there’s a sense among some that they may keep manager Bryan Price. The second-year Reds skipper has had to deal with the losses of Devin Mesoraco, Zack Cozart and Homer Bailey, among many injuries to others in 2015.

Personally, I don’t see the loss of Cozart as that big of a deal. Better fielder than Suarez, but Suarez has done a good job and offensively has not cost the Reds. Bailey is a “one game over .500 pitcher” with a “10 game over .500 contract”. The real loss has been Mesaraco and his power. However, other teams have suffered that kind of loss and are still winning. I’m tired of the injury excuse.

The cards have lost holiday a couple times and Adams not to mention wainwright, guess matheny will get a pass lol

You took the words right out of my mouth. The Reds have used the injury excuse for two seasons now . Hell . Every team has injuries. Losers make excuses . WINNERS FIND A WAY TO GET IT DONE !!!!! The Reds are losers !!

Price is right get people out makes you a workable pitcher ,thanks for the wisdom ,

OK , I know my reading ability is poor but where did it say that Price said that the injuries were an excuse. All you Dusty whoops, I mean Price haters LOL might want to think about the fact that he is one of the best pitching coaches in baseball according to baseball people. With the young pitchers we have coming next year to develop I would much rather have him leading them than anyone else. In my six decades as a fan only in the last few seasons did I actually pick out a game to go to at the ballpark by who was pitching. In the period of time since Price has been here the pitching staff overall has been the best in those six decades in my humble opinion.

I don’t think I said Price . I think I said the Reds. And Price isn’t the pitching coach now , so I’m not sure how much time he spends with the pitchers .

I don’t think any of the “Price haters” (a term that I don’t think I’ve seen used by anyone other than the Price apologists about those that disagree with them) have said that he wasn’t one of the best pitching coaches. However, one cannot be both at the same time and I personally feel he is not real good at his current job. Listen to the Reds announcers or interviews with members of Reds management if you don’t think the injury card is being played whenever possible to explain this teams dismal performance.

TOW . You are right on the money .

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