Daily Archives: May 30, 2006

May 30, 2006

Get Well Soon, Joe

It's a night for quoting Marc. Joe Nuxhall has been hospitalized in Fairfield with pneumonia.

My kid had pneumonia when he was one, and it totally sucked. Rest up and get well soon, Nuxie.

May 30, 2006

Ten More Reasons the Cubs Will Lose to the Reds

10. The umps are kicking themselves over that missed home run call and will do anything to make it up to the Reds.

9. They already used up the last of their three wishes last night.

8. Even Cubs broadcasters have love for Dunn.

7. Glendon Rusch is well-rested and ready for long relief.

6. The Latin Love Machine is ready to kick some ass.

5. Brandon Claussen is looking to get himself off the pickle.

4. Ryan Freel is looking for home run number 2.

3. They don't want to get everyone's hopes up with a winning streak.

2. They want to get the game over with quick. It's Scrubs night.

1. Because if they did that, they'd win the series. And then all hell would break loose.

May 30, 2006

Reds Acquire Esteban Yan

So says Marc:

The Reds have acquired veteran reliever Esteban Yan and cash from the Angels for minor league pitcher Kyle Edens.

Yan, who turns 31 next month, was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday. He has compiled a 6.85 ERA in 13 appearances this year and is making $1.25 million.

Jerry Narron said the Reds will use Yan, who can throw in the mid-90s, as a short reliever. That means it won't necessarily be Justin Germano getting the ax when Yan gets here tomorrow.

Edens, 26, was the Reds' third-round pick in the 2002 draft out of Baylor University. He was 2-1 with a 5.46 ERA in 18 appearances for Sarasota this year.

Not necessarily Germano going home, eh? Who votes for White?

May 30, 2006

Get Well Soon, Belisle; Be Good Germano

Per Marc and, more importantly, HMZ, the Reds have put Matt Belisle on the DL with a strained lower back.

Justin Germano, the Randa-trade guy everyone was less excited about, will be available in the bullpen in his place.

May 30, 2006

Belisle To DL

The reds have today put RHP Mark Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back. Justin Germano, who was scheduled to start for the Louisville Bats tonight, has been called up and flew to Chicago to fill Belisle's spot in the bullpen.