What to do? Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News notes that the Reds have options in the form of Homer Bailey, Matt Belisle, Justin Lehr, or even Daryl Thompson:
• Bailey is 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA in three starts at Class AAA Louisville, and his one loss was on a home run that hit atop the wall and skipped over.
• Belisle, on rehab for a sore arm, is 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA in starts at Class A Sarasota, Class AA Chattanooga and Louisville.
• Lehr is 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA in two starts at Louisville and was International League Pitcher of the Week.
• Thompson is only at Chattanooga, but he is the guy during spring training who faced the New York Yankees in Tampa and struck out the side, then faced them again and went 1-2-3. He is 2-0 for the Lookouts with a 0.51 ERA and was Southern League Pitcher of the Week.
Given that one of my cats would do better than Fogg, if I were Wayne Krivsky, I'd call up either Belisle or whichever of the two AAA guys match up best against the next opponent (confidence matters), think hard about promoting Thompson to AAA to see if he's for real, and then send Fogg out on an ice floe where he can die with dignity or, at the very least, less collateral damage.