Tonight’s game is rained out. Day-night double-header tomorrow.
Still processing the terrible, horrible, no good news about Hunter Greene’s frayed right ulnar collateral ligament. Doesn’t always mean surgery. Anthony DeSclafani and Michael Lorenzen are clear and present examples where rehab alone was enough. But the injury often does require surgery, eventually. The kind named after a famous Dodger pitcher. The kind you write a six-part series of posts about. Surgery would push Greene’s timetable back at least a full year. Let’s hope the knife isn’t necessary.
The baseball gods already have Nick Senzel’s finger, isn’t that enough?Ã‚Â
If we promise never again to say anything as stupid as “our Winning Culture prevented us from improving the team at the trade deadline” can the Reds please get Hunter’s ligament and Nick’s finger back healthy?Ã‚Â
We’ll throw this stinking three-game losing streak on the pile of penance, if that helps.Ã‚Â
Cincinnati RedsÃ‚Â 0Ã‚Â (48-61)Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Ã‚Â Washington Nationals 0 (55-53)
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What’s the DEAL-son?Ã‚Â At 24, Dilson Herrera is basically the same age as Jose Peraza. Herrera has played in 49 games and accrued 119 days of service time with the New York Mets. The Reds called him up on July 6th, nearly a month ago. He’s received just 17 at bats in the 22 games and 2 starts since then.Ã‚Â
Scooter Gennett in July and August against LHP: .071/.156/.107, with wRC+ of -(that’s a minus sign)28. Gennett has a sore shoulder, yet, Riggleman won’t even start Herrera against the occasional LHP, like Gio Gonzalez tonight.
Every member of Team Trade Scooter or Team Extend Scooter, you’re aware the Reds have an important decision facing them about their current second baseman. It might be useful to know how able of a replacement the now-healthy Dilson Herrera would be. Maybe Nick Senzel’s sun blots out all the lesser stars here, but the Reds sure don’t seem to be handling Herrera well.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Primer on Jesus Reyes (speed reading recommended) The Reds called up Jesus Reyes this afternoon to replace Tyler Mahle on the 25-man active roster. Mahle was sent to AAA Louisville. This is Reyes’ second stint with the 2018 Reds. He was called up in late May to cover the last two days of Raisel Iglesias’ trip to the DL with a strained bicep. Reyes was already on the 40-man roster, put there at the end of 2017 to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He’s likely around to cover long relief in the next few days should the need arise.
Reyes (25) was born in the Dominican Republic, but played college baseball at a small, for-profit New York college in the United States, so he was subject to the domestic amateur draft not the international market. The Reds signed him as an undrafted free agent in August 2014 and he has worked his way up through the Reds system. If you want to read more about Jesus Reyes before he’s sent back to the minor leagues: Baseball Cube, Minor League Baseball, Doug Gray.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â