Hunter Greene was listed as the probable pitcher last night in Dayton. Hunter Greene did not pitch last night in Dayton. He was removed from his previous start after two innings with what was described as stomach pains/aches. Before the game the team had no comment – both the Dragons and the Reds.

After the game I had a chance to speak with Luis Bolivar, the manager of the Dayton Dragons about why Greene was not pitching. The stomach issues apparently lasted a few days, which led to him missing his side session between starts. That pushed him back a little bit. I followed up by asking if he would be pitching on the road trip and was told that yes, he would.

Cincinnati Reds sign free agent Ian Koch

The Cincinnati Reds made an interesting signing, picking up undrafted free agent Ian Koch for $115,000. The right handed pitcher went to Western Illinois, and then pitched in the Cape Cod League this summer. The signing was first reported by Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline.

He pitched three years at Western Illinois. In 2018 he threw 86.0 innings with a 4.38 ERA, 50 walks, and he had 83 strikeouts. Control was, and has been a problem in his college career. He had 128 walks in 239.1 innings during his three seasons. In the Cape Cod League this summer he pitched out of the bullpen, throwing 23.2 innings with a 2.66 ERA, 12 walks and he had 22 strikeouts. He made the All-Star team and reportedly hit 95 during that game.

Hendrik Clemetina is heating up again

The season started out about as well as one could imagine for Hendrik Clementina. For the first two months of the season (April 6th through June 6th), he would hit .341/.414/.652 with 12 doubles, a triple, and nine home runs in 39 games played. Over the next five weeks, though, he went into a big slump – hitting just .154/.205/.269 in 22 games played.

The last two weeks have been much like the first two months of the year. The catcher has caught fire and is hitting .324/.439/.676 with three doubles, three home runs, and he’s walked seven times in 10 games.