It will be interesting to see who will be the starting pitcher on Tuesday. The three choices were Gaudin, Kickham, and Loux.
Last night Shane Loux got lit up last night in Fresno for 7 Earned Runs in 5 innings bring up his season ERA up to 4.75. As far as I'm concern this rules out Shane Loux to be the Tuesday starter.
Now it's between Kickham and Gaudin
Kickham is pitching tonight in Fresno tonight at 7:05
Kickham's overall season record is 2-4 with a 4.72 ERA
but looking at his split stats show some promise
In April in his 5 starts went 0-3 with a 7.94 ERA WHIP of 2.07
In May his last 4 starts has gone 2-1 1.80 ERA WHIP of 1.04
Unlike Loux, Kickham is a prospect who does project to be a #4-5 starter for a MLB team. With only Cain and Bumgarner having guaranteed contracts for 2014, bringing up Kickham and have him make a handful of starts at the MLB level this season would give us a good idea if we got a cheap option for 2014 to potentially fill one of the three vacant spots for 2014.
The verdict is this, if Kickham has a good to decent game, let Kickham have a few starts at the MLB level and see how he does, if Kickham pitches tonight like Shane Loux did last night, then Gaudin has to get first crack at filling in Vogelsong's spot.
[ Edited by sfgiantdave on May 23, 2013 at 12:09 PM ]