Messed-up question, interesting answer
I meant to ask Jerry Narron if Victor Santos might be the eighth inning guy tonight.
Instead, I asked this: “Eighth inning tonight, might you use Stanton?”
Narron thought, of course, I was talking about using left-hander Mike Stanton against right-handers as well as left-handers, so he said:
“We might use Stanton. Left-hander, right-hander. I’ve got full confidence in Stanton when he’s out there. Last year, he went over to San Francisco and did a good job closing. That’s not say it’s in cement.”
Right-handers are hitting .200 off Stanton, lefties .250. He ERA is 4.91 but he had awful outing a mopup rule. If the Reds went with him as eighth inning guy -- no matter the matchup -- it would push everyone else back. Or they could use Stanton to close and David Weathers as the eighth inning guy.
--Todd Coffey's contract is for $925,000.
--Ken Griffey Jr. was out again, so Narron is running this one out this lineup: