Kyle Muller lasted only 2 1/3 innings against the Reds Thursday, allowing five hits, six runs (all earned), and three walks while striking out one batter. It was a blowout win for the Reds and Muller's record fell to 2-4. He threw 72 pitches, 45 were strikes. He carries a 4.17 ERA.
Muller was optioned to Triple-A after the game and he said he knew what things he has to work on. He made a favorable impression while up with the big club and most likely has a terrific career ahead of him. Huascar Ynoa will be activated to replace him in the rotation.