Bonilla (0-2) gave up three runs on six hits and three walks over five innings but came away with a no-decision in Wednesday's 4-3 win over Cleveland. He struck out two.
A two-hour rain delay prevented Bonilla from going any deeper into the game, as he'd thrown only 80 pitches (46 strikes) before the skies opened up. The 26-year-old has given up at least one homer and walked at least two batters in all four of his appearances for the Reds this season, a combination which doesn't lend itself to success, but until the team gets some other arms back from the DL he'll likely hang onto his spot in the rotation. Bonilla's next start is scheduled for Monday in Toronto.
Bonilla allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks in a 12-6 loss to the Rockies on Friday. He struck out three and hit a batter.
It was a disappointing effort for the 26-year-old, who was coming off a complete game in a loss to San Francisco last week. Since joining the rotation on April 22, Bonilla has had a tough time with his command to the tune of a 14:8 K:BB over 18.1 innings. It took him 105 pitches to get through 5.1 innings in this contest. He's scheduled to take the mound again in another tough matchup Wednesday at Cleveland.
Bonilla (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five batters over eight innings during Saturday's loss to San Francisco.
This was an impressive outing from the 26-year-old righty, and Bonilla will likely make another start as a result. However, he posted a 5.10 ERA over 217 innings at the Triple-A level, and just 19 of his 94 appearances were starts. The Giants lineup isn't imposing, either. Still, he's worth keeping tabs on. Bonilla lines up to make a home start against the Rockies next weekend.
Bonilla was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.
With Rookie Davis heading back to the minors, a major-league rotation spot opened up for Bonilla to take. The 26-year-old was touched up for four runs in five innings in his lone appearance in Cincinnati this season, and although his ERA with the Bats doesn't show too much promise either (5.61 in five starts), he's striking out over a batter per inning at both levels. Bonilla will make his first start Saturday against the Giants.
Bonilla is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Louisville to start Saturday's game against the Giants, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds aren't expected to confirm Bonilla's promotion until he's first needed Saturday, but all indications are that he'll join the rotation for at least the short term in place of Rookie Davis, who was demoted to Louisville on Wednesday. Bonilla, a waiver pickup via the Pirates in February, made one appearance for the big club in long relief April 22 against the Cubs, surrendering four runs over five innings and striking out six batters. The 26-year-old hasn't fared much better at Louisville (5.61 ERA, 1.79 WHIP in 25.2 innings) this season, making it difficult to get excited about his prospects of sticking with the Reds for an extended period of time.
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