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The Louisville Bats had the day off.

The Chattanooga Lookouts lost 1-0, won 5-4 in a double header.

Game 1: 1-0 loss. Box Score

Game 2: 5-4 win. Box Score

The Daytona Tortugas lost 6-2. Box Score

The Dayton Dragons lost 3-2. Box Score

5/14 Game Preview

Team 1st half 2nd half Time (ET) Probable Box Score Listen Live Watch Live
Louisville 16-21 N/A 6:35pm Mella Here Here Here
Chattanooga 21-15 N/A 7:15pm TBA Here Here Here
Daytona 18-18 N/A 6:30pm Lillie Here Here N/A
Dayton 12-24 N/A 6:05pm Salinas Here Here Here

13 Responses

  1. MK

    I am confused about the plan for Michael Byrne. His first 6 appearances were starts and the last 2 were relief.

    Doug are their stats available for the number of pitches a hitter sees per at bat. Just wonder if Jose Siri is seeing more pitches even though his walk rate still isn’t good which might mean his strikezone discipline is improving, along with his batting average.

    • The Duke

      Maybe they gave up the idea of him starting? Guy was an ultra-effective reliever in college, maybe that’s just his best role. I’d like to see the Reds give up on the idea of converting college relievers to starters. Take great college relievers in rds 3-5 still, just let them be relievers and build a strong bullpen with them.

      • Brad

        There is a lot of value in having a RP “graduate” to the majors every year. Reds have a bit of a pipeline with Gutierrez, Herget, Mella, Reed, Romano, Hendrix, Kuhnel, Byrne.

      • RojoBenjy

        Duke- I agree I wish they’d take that approach.

        Raisel Iglesias- Cuban League reliever they tried to convert to a starter. Got a sore arm.

        Michael Lorenzen- college closer they tried to convert to a starter. Got a sore arm.

        Nick Howard- college closer they tried to convert to a starter and he got injured.

        Two of these three are now big league relievers. This is what gives weight to your argument to stick to RP being RP.

        Hope Byrne becomes a dominant MLB reliever.

    • Billy

      14 BBs in 146 PAs is a very respectable rate for Siri. The 45 Ks are the problem. I don’t know how to see the number of pitches he’s seen.

    • Doug Gray

      We can manually tabulate the pitches per at-bat. I’m writing about Siri this week and I’ll include some of that stuff.

      His walk rate, though is good. His strikeout rate, though, is still far too high.

      With Byrne – I think the plan was simple: They needed someone who could throw innings and he could. They probably hoped he’d perform better while doing so, but he didn’t. Move to the next guy as a starter and hope Byrne does better in the pen.

  2. IndyRedsFan

    My memory is fuzzy, but I seem to recall that Byrne asked to be “given a chance to start” as a condition of his signing. Does that sound familiar to anyone else?

    If so, then the starts thus far are just a matter of the Reds keeping a promise…..which, I think that we can all agree, is a good thing.

    • The Duke

      That sounds vaguely familiar. If it is true, then i’m glad they followed through and gave him that shot, if only for 6 weeks where he got hit pretty hard.

  3. MK

    Don’t see how Antone can start tonight. He was placed om 7 day DL effective May 10. He should not be able to pitch for three more days.

    • The Duke

      I believe if there is and injury to another pitcher a player can return early from the DL early if medically cleared. Or it’s a typo.

    • Doug Gray

      Mostly because I just counted backwards in my head through their rotation. They didn’t list a probable, so I just went backwards through the rotation the last time through.