C. Trent Rosecrans is reporting the Reds optioned Logan Ondrusek to AAA Louisville and recalled RHP Curtis Partch.
Partch began the season at Class AA Pensacola and in 8 appearances there posted a 2.16 ERA while converting all 4 save opportunities before he was promoted to Louisville on 4/24…in 16 appearances for the Bats he went 1-2, 3.74 ERA and converted 2 of 3 save opportunities (21.2ip, 19h, 9er, 10bb, 27k, 1hr).
In other news, Dusty Baker has moved Zack Cozart out of the #2 spot in the batting order and down to #8. In his place tonight is Derrick Robinson.
It’s strange that this would be the game for Baker to demote Cozart from the top of the order. The Reds are facing the Cardinals’ Tyler Lyons, who is a left handed pitcher. Cozart’s splits this season:
Cozart vs. RHP: .226/.253/.335
Cozart vs. LHP: .284/.310/.478
And, Shin-Soo Choo’s split this year against left-handers:
Choo vs. LHP: .149/.313/.179
Zack Cozart has been one of the Reds’ best regulars against lefties. He’s hit for nearly twice the batting average and three times the power against LHP as Choo. Cozart has also considerably outpaced fellow righty Todd Frazier against left handed pitchers (.213/.286/.361).
Here is today’s lineup:
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