The rotation turns
Here's the Reds' rotation coming up:
Friday at Chicago, RHP Aaron Harang
Saturday at Chicago, RHP Bronson Arroyo
Sunday at Chicago, RHP Kyle Lohse
Monday vs. Milwaukee, LHP Eric Milton
Tuesday vs. Milwaukee, RHP Matt Belisle
Wednesday vs. Houston, RHP Aaron Harang
Thursday vs. Houston, RHP Bronson Arroyo
They kept Lohse on his regular turn so he starts against the Cubs, a team he beat 5-2 in the third game of the season. The Reds could have completely skipped Milton by starting Belisle on Monday and bringing Harang and Arroyo back on short rest. It's a little early for that.
They were still figuring things out when we talked to Jerry Narron before the game, so I'm not sure why Milton is going before Belisle. Belisle will be pitching on an extra day of rest. Milton will be pitching on seven days of rest.