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You could argue Mike Minor threw a slightly better game yesterday and deserved the lede, but you’d be arguing with a computer screen and over what should be the lede on a fantasy baseball blog.  It’s about time I gave Gio Gonzalez (7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks) some love after emoting all over myself in the preseason about how much I wanted Gio on every team.   Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Adam Eaton went 2-for-6 with a run yesterday as the Diamondbacks called up their outfield prospect, and hit him leadoff.  The move is to fill in for Krispie, who’s out with a sore quad.  Krispie could return (he won’t go to the DL because with 40-man rosters, there’s no need to), but Eaton’s not coming up to play in one game a week.   Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

Reds announced that Joey Votto is able to return.  Crickets, pin dropping, echo…echo…echo… “God?  It’s me, Dusty Baker.  If I need him, is Votto ready to pitch?”  “I’m afraid not, Dusty.  He’s not a pitcher.”  “In the traditional sense?”  “In every sense.”  “How about as a reliever?”  “No, Dusty.”  “As a LOOGY?”  “Fine, Dusty.”  “Thanks!   Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

There’s some strong indications that Shelby Miller could be called up by the Cards when the rosters expand on September 1st.  “Why should we care about some stunod with a 4.89 ERA in Triple-A?  Hey, Grey, we care about stunods now?”  That’s you talking to yourself just as a pretty girl walks by and thinks you’re crazy for talking to yourself.   Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?