- Tony Santillan only pitched 53 pitches last night, exiting when his spot in the batting order came up in the 4th inning. David Bell made the calculation that it was, at the time, the first best chance for the Reds to score, and felt Shogo Akiyama gave them a better shot at the plate than Santillan. It was probably the right call, but it didn’t work. Charlie at the Enquirer has the story here.
- Since we took the night off last night, read the recap by our friends at Redleg Nation.
- The Reds signed former Mariner Mallex Smith to a minor league contract. That’s kind of interesting, but... probably not.
Reds at Padres, 7:15 PM EDT, at Petco Park
CIN: Vladimir Gutierrez: 3-1, 2.74 ERA, 4 GS, 23 IP, 19 K, 10 BB
SD: Miguel Diaz: 2-1, 2.18 ERA, 11 G (1 GS), 20.1 IP, 23 K, 10 BB
Diaz hasn’t pitched more than three innings in any game this season.