Jose Siri named Player of the Month Doug Gray August 7, 2017 4 Comments Jose Siri was named the Player of the Month for July in the Midwest League. Perhaps you have heard that he set a new league record for longest hitting streak as he reached 39 games before it came to an end. For the month, Jose Siri played in 28 games in July. He hit .344/.362/.680 in 130 plate appearances. That line came along with an impressive six doubles, three triples and 10 home runs. The center fielder also stole six bases and was caught just one time. That pushed his season total to 29 (he’s now at 30). With such an impressive hit streak running through the entire month he was able to rack up an incredibly 43 hits during July. Austin Brice recalled from Louisville The Cincinnati Reds have recalled reliever Austin Brice from Triple-A Louisville. He’s taking the place on the roster of catcher Devin Mesoraco who was placed on the paternity list after he and his wife had a child. Austin Brice has been pitching with Louisville for the last month after being sent down from the big league club. With the Bats he’s been solid, but unspectacular. Over 11.1 innings pitched he’s posted a 3.97 ERA with five walks and 15 strikeouts. Despite an incredibly high .452 BABIP in that span, he’s held opposing hitters to a .699 OPS. Over 46 official at-bats by the opposition he’s only allowed one extra-base hit, a double. Anthony DeSclafani is feeling better Cincinnati Reds rehabbing big leaguer Anthony DeSclafani suffered a setback last Thursday while pitching for the Dayton Dragons. He left the game with forearm tightness. Zach Buchanan of the Cinicnnati Enquirer just tweeted out an update on the right hander: Anthony DeSclafani has not received the second opinion on his elbow yet, but said he’s feeling better. — Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) August 7, 2017 That’s a good sign. We already knew that there was no further damage inside of his elbow from the issue, but that he’s also now feeling better from the issue is a step in the right direction. We still don’t know whether we will see him again this season or not, though. 4 Responses SteveO August 7, 2017 Shut Disco down and let him heal. It will soon be September and the reinforcements will be up. Not going to the playoffs, so not necessary to bring him back. Todd August 7, 2017 This is another lost season (as expected) – hold Disco back. There is no need to speed his recovery. Am I the only one who is watching the standings and secretly opes they lose games at this point? Finish in the bottom 3 and continue to stockpile talent is the only way we can have future success (as a small-market team we will never be able to build via free agency)… Greenfield Red August 7, 2017 I’ve been saying that since before opening day. At least one more year of picking high in the draft is needed. I’ve also been somewhat critical of the FO for not signing more international free agents this year. While I don’t blame them for not spending nearly $60 million for Luis Robert, there were several linked to the Reds that could have been signed for less than $5million (+ penalty). I think that’s where they’ve missed out. Time will tell as we can watch the careers of pitchers Ruiz and Perez as well as the infielder the Padres signed (Yanio Perez). None were terribly expensive, and all were linked to the Reds at one time. I am very happy with the four big names they did sign (Alfredo Rodriquez, Vlad Gutierrez, Jose Garcia, and Victor Ruiz). I just think if they are not going to be in the major league free agent scene, and they are restricted internationally the next two years, they will need more than they have. Mister Redpants August 8, 2017 That’s where I’m at. Lose as many as possible and get the younger SP’s some MLB experience.