Pete on Bruce
The question was hypothetical. Pete Mackanin was asked of bringing up a player like Jay Bruce up in September would help him, even if he didn't play a lot?
“I think there's always a benefit for anybody to get that experience. However, there’s reasons why he may not be called up. There’s a lot more that goes into than that. I think it’s great experience for anybody to be up here – see the type of game’s that played, get used to bright lights. But, perhaps in the case of Jay Bruce, it might not happen.”
Mackanin said he hasn't discussed call-ups with Wayne Krivsky yet.
But it sounds like a call-up could pitch Saturday. The Reds will keep Bronson Arroyo on his regular rest. He'll pitch Sunday.
"He volunteered to pitch Saturday," Mackanin said.
The Reds decided against it. Arroyo was so tired after six innings and 80 pitches Tuesday that he asked to come of the game.