Well, I nailed that prediction. Really impressive win today vs Kershaw. Ended his streak of not allowing more than 3 runs (I think at 22). Battled through an early deficit to immediately take the lead back. And bullpen was solid, especially Rosenthal with the 5 out hold which started w/ 1 out, bases loaded in a 1 run game.
And, the Reds blew a late inning 4-0 lead to the Cubs, losing 5-4 in 10 after allowing 1 in the 7th, 3 in the 8th and another in the 10th.
Now the bad news. Gast is on the DL which seemingly means Wacha will be coming up to start on Thursday. Haven't heard anything official yet, but all signs point to that. I'm excited to see him, but he will likely become a super 2 if he comes up this week, whereas he likely won't if he comes up in a month.
Basically, of all the players with between 2 and 3 years of ML service, the 22% closest to 3 years of service are arbitration eligible after 2 years instead of 3. Usually the breaking point is around June 1, but I read it might be mid-June this year because GMs try to wait other GMs out to avoid turning a prospect into a super 2.
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