From this AM’s Enquirer:

Manuel got his first call-up to the big leagues Tuesday. Infielder Drew Sutton was optioned to Louisville to open a spot for Manuel.

Manuel, a right-hander who turns 26 Thursday, came to the Reds in the Dave Williams trade with the New York Mets. He was 3-3 with a 2.51 ERA at Louisville.

“He doesn’t pop your eyes out, but he gets people out,” Baker said. “That’s what it’s all about.”

I would think this had more to do with giving up 30 plus runs in two nights than anything else, but nevertheless…congrats to Robert Manuel.

7 Responses

  1. RiverCity Redleg

    There’s no question that’s what it is all about. With no off days and a depleted bullpen from two straight shellackings, they’re just trying to get to the all-star break.

  2. GRF

    Yeah, but you can’t just say that. Have to add some baseball wisdom to it.

  3. Glenn

    I wish Sutton would have gotten more opportunity to play but the bullpen’s been used up recently and a fresh arm couldn’t hurt.

  4. GregD

    I think the 3 catcher thing was a Krivksy desire.

  5. RiverCity Redleg

    Unfortunately (fortunately) with Castillo hurt there’s no chance of seeing 3 catchers the rest of the year. (Unless they give Tatum a cup of cofee after the Sept call-up).

  6. pinson343

    This is temporary and I hope Sutton gets called back up.
    This is mostly based on that one at bat of his with a game on the line, but at least he didn’t go up there looking like a deer caught in the headlites. In contrast with Richar, whom I don’t want so see in a Reds uniform again this year.