The Reds have recalled RHP Jackson Stephens to make today’s start. They’ve sent Ariel Hernandez back to AAA-Louisville to make room for Stephens. The Reds haven’t committed to any starts beyond today for the 23-year-old Stephens.
(I keep typing “Stephenson” every time I mean to type “Stephens” for some reason.)
on has an ERA of 4.97 in 15 games (14 starts) for the Bats. In 76 IP, he’s struck out 60 and walked 33 (3.9 BB/9). He’s given up 86 hits. Against AAA hitters.
In 9 innings of work for the Reds, Ariel Hernandez gave up 2 earned runs, walked 3 and struck out 12.
ICYMI, Cody Reed pitched six innings for Louisville last night with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk. Last three starts: 19 Ks, 6 BBs (3.9 BB/9) in 14 IP.
Reed, Romano and Stephenson have each had very strong outings this last go around.
— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) July 1, 2017
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