Robinson optioned to Louisville
The Reds made a long awaited roster move after Sunday’s 3-2 win in 13 innings over the Padres. OF Derrick Robinson was optioned to Triple-A Louisville as left fielder Ryan Ludwick was activated from the disabled list.
Robinson, who was 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter in the game, batted .254 in 84 games this season. He has been up since the second game when Ludwick went on the DL with a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
“That was a tough decision to send Robinson back,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “But he will be back in a couple of weeks and on our playoff roster. His shoulder was bothering him some and we gave him a couple of days off. He was the only one who had options. Sometimes, you can’t make the moves that you want.”
*Aroldis Chapman was looked at by the trainer after wincing on his second pitch to pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman. Chapman was allowed to continue and Baker said he was OK postgame. Baker also noted that the radar gun was malfunctioning as Chapman’s fastball velocity was showing low-to-mid 90s on pitches that had some gas in them. Chapman struck out the side in the ninth.
“The radar gun was broken and they put a new radar gun in. They said that radar gun was 3-4 miles slower than the regular radar gun,” Baker said. “We were looking up there and saw 92 and 93. All of sudden, they must have fixed it because it went to 99. He didn’t look like he was throwing 92-93.”
*Shin-Soo Choo snapped a season-high 0-for-16 with his double in the decisive 13th inning.
*J.J. Hoover pitched a scoreless 2/3 of an inning in the eighth. Hoover has made 20-straight scoreless appearances of 22 innings. It’s the longest scoreless stretch for a Reds reliever this season.