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I am a freelance writer. I've covered the Cincinnati Reds, Bengals and others since 1992. I have a background in sales as well. I've sold consumer electronics, advertising and consumer package goods for companies ranging from the now defunct Circuit City to Procter&Gamble. I have worked as a stats operator for Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, the College of Mount St. Joe and Colerain High School.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Tim Melville Will Start Sunday Against Pirates

Tim Melville was informed that he will be the Reds' starting pitcher on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Originally, the Reds planned to start Anthony DeSclafani but decided to allow the right-hander's left oblique to heal fully before he pitches.

Melville was one choice to start the game against the Phillies on Thursday but the Reds chose rookie Robert Stephenson instead.

Melville, who signed a minor league contract with the Reds over the winter, last pitched two weeks ago against Cleveland.  He pitched six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk.  Yan Gomes, Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana homered off Melville to account for three of the runs.

Overall, Melville, pitched 17 1/3 innings this spring.  He gave up 11 earned runs, walking five and striking out 14.

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