Thanks to the RotoWire beat writers who provided some names for this week's column. As September rolls on, several other names that were given to me will appear here, once it's firmed up that they will be promoted.
No, I do not have a man-crush on Axelrod, but his performance in the two starts he made filling in for Homer Bailey warrants another mention. Axelrod tossed five scoreless innings while striking out eight, walking three (one intentional) and allowing just two hits Thursday against the Cubs. That outing comes on the heels of him allowing two runs in six innings against Colorado in his first start. It looks like Axelrod will remain in the Reds' rotation the final month of the season, building on the 3.06 ERA he posted in five starts after joining Triple-A Louisville in mid-July.
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