The Cincinnati Reds couldn’t catch a break with a starting pitcher if they paid for it. Scott Feldman left the game today against the Washington Nationals with an injury, and according to manager Bryan Price, he’s likely heading to the disabled list according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer. With the injury occurring during a start the team can plan around that and call up anyone that they would like – they may just need to juggle the schedule for someone by pushing them back or limiting their next outing to bring them back in five days to fill in for Feldman.

Robert Stephenson is on the mound tonight for Louisville, so he lines up with the spot in the rotation. He’s been throwing strikes for the Bats over the last month, walking just two batters to go with 26 strikeouts in 21.1 innings over the last four starts. He did, however, exit his last game early with what appeared to be blisters. Those have been an issue for him over the past few weeks. Stephenson has still had some problems with giving up the long ball, but he’s been avoiding walks very well of late. With a good start tonight he could get the nod the next time around.

On the flip side, Asher Wojciechowski took over for Scott Feldman on Monday afternoon and threw well. He threw 5.0 innings in relief and allowed just one run with three walks and four strikeouts. He’s made four starts for the Reds this season, though only one went well. He allowed 2 runs in 6.0 innings against the Cardinals on June 5th. In his other three starts he allowed at least four earned in each, going 4.0, 5.0 and 2.1 innings.

Jose Siri & Packy Naughton win awards

Jose Siri seems like he gets written about every day, but I guess that’s what happens when you are hotter than the sun. He took home the Midwest League Player of the Week for last week after hitting .423/.483/.846 with five doubles and two home runs. Earlier today he also extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a 1st inning triple.

Packy Naughton, the Reds left handed pitcher that they picked in the 9th round of the 2017 draft was named Pioneer League Pitcher of the Week. He only pitched in one game but he threw 6.0 shutout innings with a walk, two hits allowed and he struck out six batters. In 15.1 innings pitched for the Billings Mustangs he has a 2.93 ERA with four walks and 18 strikeouts.

11 Responses

  1. Pat McLaughlin

    Jackson Stephens? Garrett? Romano? Stephens and Romano had good outings last time around.

    • asinghoff

      Romano is already scheduled to pitch tomorrow’s game

  2. daytonfans

    Heard garrett is getting the call, a family friend from Dayton. We know his dad well

    • citizen54

      Disappointing if true. Stephenson has the higher ceiling and has outperformed Garrett in AAA. Garrett hasn’t even shown he can dominate at AAA yet.

    • Norwood Nate

      That’s disappointing if true. If it was based at all on performance, Stephenson has earned the start based off his performance since he’s been sent down. Reed’s been a little up and down while still walking a bunch of guys, and Garrett has been hit pretty hard.

      • Matthew O'Neal

        It might be true… I’d love to see Stephenson come up, do well, and stick…but, by my math: He had 36 days of service time coming into the season. He was sent down on May 30th. May 30th to today, July 17th, is 48 days. 48 – 36 = 12, and thus not *quite* enough to earn the extra year of control. Now, 5 days from now would be 17 days. Would that be enough for the extra year of BobSteve (assuming he pitches well enough to make the extra year an exciting achievement). Anyone care to check my numbers?

  3. Cguy

    With the market for Cozart lukewarm at best, Meseraco on rehab assignment, & Feldman going on the DL; The prospects of the Reds trading for top prospects this trading season is suspect. Time to shop Gennett. No matter what the Reds 25 man roster looks like August 1st, their top 10 prospects list needs improvement. Scooter can’t turn this team around (he can’t pitch), Next year is anybodies guess. SG glad we knew ya.

    • Shamrock

      Or maybe someone out there still sees a little glimmer of hope in Peraza. Wouldn’t it be nice to get something worthwhile in return for our lesser 2nd baseman?

    • Wes

      I’d just trade for cozart and play him at 2nd. It’s not like the asking price is real high and he’s the best of 3.

      I really like scooter moving forward. I think he can continue to put up good number and be our 2nd baseman next few years.

  4. redsvol

    I don’t see how it would be Garrett. He has been hit hard and had control issues since at AAA. If Stephenson pitches well tonight, I agree he should get the shot. Its time to stick him the rotation and see how he does these last 2 months.

  5. MK

    Interesting stat on Dragons game today. They have been scuffling in the second half (8-17) but it is not the offense as they are averaging .0001 more runs per game in second half that their playoff qualifying first half team.