Daryl Thompson didn’t encounter much trouble with Double-A Chattanooga. The righthander will get a new challenge now with Louisville, as the Reds promoted Thompson to Triple-A.
Thompson, 22, made 10 starts for Chattanooga and had a 1.76 ERA in 61 1/3 innings with 56 strikeouts (8.2 per nine innings) and 14 walks (2.1 per nine). Thompson’s ERA and strikeout total each ranked second in the Southern League.
Thompson was sizzling in April, allowing just two earned runs through five starts in 31 1/3 innings for a near-invisible 0.57 ERA and a 36-4 K-BB mark. He has slowed somewhat through five starts in May, posting a 3.00 ERA in 30 innings with 20 strikeouts and 10 walks.
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