Key to the Nats trade?
Daryl Thompson, the fifth of the five players, the Reds got in the big trade with the Washington Nationals, is off to quite a start.
He pitched six innings of two-hit, shutout ball tonight for Chattanooga. He's pitched 12 innings in his two outing. He's allowed five hits, one walk and struck 13.
He's a 22-year-old right-hander. I saw him in spring training. He struck out the side against the Yankees, I believe. He's got good stuff.