It's not entirely clear if Garrett will be shut down, like the Reds are doing with Tyler Mahle, or if he will transition to the bullpen for the final few weeks, but it's largely moot for fantasy purposes. Garrett began his career with three straight quality starts, but he's struggled mightily since. His ERA is now up at 7.49 over 67.1 innings after his sixth straight loss Thursday.
Garrett (3-8) allowed four runs on three hits and five walks while striking out seven over four innings in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Thursday.
The lefty has been on the losing end of both starts since his return from the minors, and he's dropped six straight decisions dating back to May. Garrett has issued seven free passes and served up four homers in nine innings this month, which is of course a dangerous combination, and the homer issues may only be amplified once the Reds return home. He continues to profile as a back-end starter or bullpen arm long term.
Garrett (3-7) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings to take the loss Friday against the Mets.
Garrett allowed all four of his runs via the gopher ball while he didn't receive any run support, and as a result, he dropped his seventh decision of the campaign. despite a 7.39 ERA, he's expected to finish the season in the starting rotation. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Cardinals.
Garrett will start Friday's game against the Mets, Mark Schmetzer of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Garrett, who was recalled Tuesday following the conclusion of his season with Triple-A Louisville, is expected to stick in the Reds' rotation the rest of the season after the team elected to shut down staff ace Luis Castillo due to workload concerns following his dominant outing Wednesday against the Brewers. Though he opened the season as a member of the big-league rotation and performed brilliantly through his first three outings, Garrett failed to recapture that success in his subsequent nine appearances with the Reds, producing a 10.24 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 38.2 innings. Garrett didn't see his results improve much while spending most of the second half with Louisville, so he'll likely be a high-risk streaming option throughout the season's final month, even in seemingly favorable matchups.
Garrett was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
Garrett will join the rotation next week, taking the place of Luis Castillo, who is starting Wednesday's contest against the Brewers. Although Garrett hasn't pitched in a major-league game since June, he's accumulated 12 starts for the Reds this year, posting a 7.41 ERA and 1.56 WHIP, and a 49:29 K:BB in 58.1 innings. The 25-year-old went seven scoreless innings, while adding 10 strikeouts, during his latest outing with Louisville, and could remain in the rotation throughout the rest of the 2017 season.
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