From this AM’s Cincinnati Enquirer:

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with an RBI double to extend his hitting streak to 10 games in Triple-A Louisville’s 1-0 win over Pawtucket.

Left-hander Travis Wood, the Reds’ second-round pick in this year’s draft, still hasn’t allowed a run. He went three innings in the Gulf Coast Reds’ 1-0 victory over the GCL Twins Friday.

Wood, 18, struck out six and allowed two hits. Wood has allowed only seven hits and has struck out 31 in 17 2/3 innings.

There is also a note in the DDN today that the Padres have given up on Burroughs and are looking for a 3B and are interested in Randa. There is no reason for him not to be traded, and soon. Get the best deal you can and make the deal. Encarnacion is ready, he may struggle some, but this year is lost. What better time for him to struggle?

I’m going to be in Florida in a couple of weeks and plan to catch a GCL game or two (and at least one Sarasota FSL game). I hope I get the chance to see Wood pitch.

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6 Responses

  1. Jim McCullough

    Get ready for the errors at 3B once Encarnacion takes over. He committed no. 19 last night.

  2. Ryan

    Joe Randa has just been traded to San Diego. This should mean that Edwin will be back up with the team.

  3. Pinski

    Randa is gone. Traded to the Padres for Chick and Germano. Looks like a decent trade.

  4. Jim McCullough

    Encarnacion has his opportunity. Management needs to let him go out every day. Be patient!

  5. Chris W

    I see Encarnacion getting his chances as soon as the club trades Aurilia. That will allow Narron to put Freel at 2b and allow Edwin to be the everyday 3b from here on out, giving him 2 full months of P.T. heading into next season.

  6. Bill

    And there is absolutely no reason to not trade Aurilla. Even if you believe he’s currently valuable, he’s gone after the season and it’s time to start working on next year’s team.