Marlins caveat applies to be sure, but Cody Reed followed up his five shutout innings against the Cubs with six more against Miami. Reed is making a strong case for inclusion in the 2019 Reds starting rotation.

Luis Castillo, who used to be in the Marlins system, pitches for the Reds tomorrow night.

Cincinnati Reds 4 (66-88) • Miami Marlins 2 (59-93)

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Making his fifth start since returning to the rotation on August 30, Cody Reed struck out six and walked none. He threw 71 pitches, 51 of which were strikes. Reed was pumping fastballs from 92-95 mph and kept the Marlins hitters guessing with his slider that he could spot on both sides of the plate.

Favorite Cody Reed quirk: Turns back on opposing batter when he strikes him out.

David Hernandez pitched a shutout 7th. Jared Hughes gave up two runs, the second of which scored with Raisel Iglesias pitching, cutting the Reds lead to 4-2. Iglesias was not sharp in the 9th, walking two Marlins. But he was saved by an outstanding diving defensive play by Scooter Gennett for the game’s final out. 

Scooter Gennett provided the RBIs with a 2-run double in the 3rd inning and an upper deck 2-run home run in the 7th. In the third, Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler scored, both of whom walked. In the 7th, Jose Peraza was on base for Gennett’s home run after singling. Both of Gennett’s hits were with two outs.

16 Responses

  1. Tom Mitsoff

    One more start that comes anywhere close to the past two, and I think Reed is one of the leaders in the clubhouse for the 2019 rotation.

    • Scott C

      According to Riggleman’s coaching philosophy young pitchers have to be taken out before they get in trouble. Aged veteran’s can go on out in 7’th and give up 3 run homers. and stay in.

  2. cfd3000

    Fantastic back to back outings by Reed. Tonight he pitched out of trouble (which Interim Jim hasn’t let him even try to do before), and he threw strikes. 6 K’s in 6 innings vs. 0 walks. It’s a really small sample but I’m so encouraged that Reed followed up his last terrific start with another strong outing. Hard to think he hasn’t pitched himself into the conversation for the 2019 rotation. He should get one more start next week – I can’t wait to see how it goes.

    • David

      Well, of course! They are paying him ~ 20 mill next year. He will get chances to start.

  3. David

    I think Mahle and Disco both suffered from “tired” arms this late in the season. Don’t judge them too harshly on their last starts.

    But looking closely, I certainly would think long and hard about offering Harvey a big contract. At times he has looked good, at other times, not so good. Millions for mediocrity?

    And remarks elsewhere that the Reds were interested in Marcus Stroman of the Blue Jays.

  4. roger garrett

    Reed was very good again but Bob,after having done really well at the end of 2017 with a much bigger sample size,struggled in spring training and was thrown under the bus.The Reds have to stop and just let these young guys pitch.We as fans can anoint these young guys or throw them away but the Reds have to let them pitch and accept the outcome with the understanding they are gaining experience which make them consistent.Give him the ball every 5th day and tell him we will ride you until you find success or hit the wall but give him 25 starts or more.The Reds won’t give guys a legit chance which is obvious because they don’t release or trade anybody because they are afraid somebody else will and they go on to be a good major league pitcher.This is why other teams develop pitching and we don’t.Our guys have been recycled so much they don’t even know if they are releivers or minor leaguers or even on the roster.They pitch in fear of failing and ALL young pitchers fail early.STOP the nonsense and pitch em or trade em and move on.

    • lost11found

      If it was just hits and homer in ST sure, but if they are not finding the strike zone or tweeking mechanics, AAA is the place for that.

      Very encourage by Reeds start by the numbers last night, didn’t see any of it unfortunately, but from the stats it seems like he was getting ahead of hitters again and that usually is a big help. Maybe he’s discovered something that work for him.

    • Tom Mitsoff

      I would suggest that everyone has been given a chance. We can wait several more years while all of the young pitchers figure things out, or we can try to capitalize on what productive years Joey Votto has left while surrounded by what appears to be a very solid offensive cast. I’m sure there are people who still think Robert Stephenson is going to turn into a top-of-the-rotation starter. As a life-long Reds fan, I hope he does. At some point, performance has to trump potential, and he has to show that he can actually perform at an above-average level in the big leagues. While I hope it happens, I am not holding my breath. He is the key question mark next spring training because he’s out of options. Everyone else of note can still be optioned. I’m with Roger from the standpoint that he says “move on.” It’s my belief that the front office feels the same, that it’s time for performance to trump potential.

      • Scott C

        I do not believe Stephenson will be a top of the rotation starter, even though I believe he still has a high ceiling. I also do not believe he has been given a legitimate chance to start. More than any other of the young pitchers he was hurt by the Harvey trade and not flipping him at the deadline. Then the continued use of Homer Bailey. I understand that the Reds had a lost cause with Mesaraco and obtaining Harvey was a good gamble, but not flipping him for something was not a good decision. The continued use of Bailey… well that was a money decision. But both decisions kept Stephenson in the the minors, when the Reds should have been sorting.

  5. Jeff Reed

    Eliminate a couple thousand seats in the sun/moon deck and raise the right field wall, or add a screen to the top of the wall since fans watch the game back of home plate through a screen. No need for major utility reconstruction.

  6. Nick Carrington

    Mahle has to be in the conversation as a starter next spring. It’s easy to forget how good he was for three months. Big question is how much his rapid decline was about fatigue (hopefully not injury) and how much was about his work-in-progress secondary stuff.

  7. Nick Carrington

    Let’s see how Lorenzen does Sunday and hopefully next week. His command was locked in against the Brewers, but at times, he loses it. Let’s see if he can repeat those mechanics in his next start. If all goes well, I hope they let him throw 70-75 pitches.

  8. Scott C

    And why not Johnny Bench, Vada Pinson, and Davy Conception. All problems solved.

  9. Still a Red

    Anyone notice our young pitchers recoiling at the end of their pitches (Lorenzen, Garrett, Reed). What’s with that! It seems to leave them completely unprepared for defense. Or am I just seeing things?

  10. Bill j

    Talking about the fences does anyone remember when the Dodgers moved to the LA Coliseum, I believe the left field netting was 40 feet high. Increase the left and right field fences to 20 feet with netting and see what happens.