Nationals 7, Reds 1 (so far)
Kyle Lohse went 4 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits. He put the Reds in a 7-1 hole. It looks like he's headed for his sixth straight loss. He's allowed 17 earned runs on 24 hits over 10 innings in his last three starts.
He may have been sick Wednesday night -- and if he felt that bad wouldn't it have more prudent not to start? -- but that doesn't explain the other two starts.
So would you send him back out there Monday? I won't mention the kid in Louisville. But what about Phil Dumatrait (5-2, 2.64 ERA at Louisville)? Victor Santos (four runs on seven hits in his last 10 2/3)?
Lohse's ERA is 5.31. He doesn't vaguely resemble the pitcher who was 1-1 with 2.88 ERA in April.