Reed will get extra rest before his next start, getting the nod next Tuesday against the Giants, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Because the Reds have an off-day Thursday, they can keep Anthony DeSclafani on regular rest Monday and push Reed back, allowing them to better manage his innings in his rookie season.
Reed (0-4) tossed six innings, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five Tuesday against the Braves. He did not factor in the decision. Despite failing to capture his elusive first MLB win, Tuesday's performance was his best as a big leaguer. In his first five starts, Reed had allowed three-plus earned runs and five-plus hits in each, while lasting an average of under five innings per game. The highly-touted southpaw continued to rack up the strikeouts, now sporting a sweet 10 K/9. Any 23-year-old rookie will be a roller coaster ride for owners, but Reed's upside is better than most, even if his overall numbers don't illustrate that just yet.
Reed (0-4) gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks over 4.2 innings Sunday, striking out seven, to take the loss against the Marlins. The rookie's major league debut hasn't gone as anyone hoped, and Reed now sports an ugly 8.39 ERA and 3.3 HR/9 through his first five starts. If there's a ray of hope it's in his 29:10 K:BB in 24.2 innings, but with Homer Bailey (elbow) on pace to rejoin the rotation at the end of July it could be Reed who loses his spot if he can't find a way to start keeping the ball in the park.
Reed gave up eight runs (four earned) against the Cubs in a Fourth of July torching, allowing five hits - two of which were homers - and three walks, striking out only two. It's been a rough go in the big leagues so far for Reed, who has allowed eight homers in his four starts. At least he'll get to avoid the Cubs for a while going forward.
Reed (0-2) was crushed for seven runs on nine hits while striking out five in four innings against the Cubs on Wednesday. The third big league start of Reed's career was easily his worst as he allowed three homers on the day. Ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the organization, the 23-year-old had never allowed more than six earned runs in four minor league seasons. He now sits with an unsightly 9.00 ERA and 1.81 WHIP through 16 innings as a big leaguer. Those owners who were eager to scoop up the lefty and deploy him immediately may want to take a more cautious approach moving forward.