Big blow to playoff hopes

Matt Belisle
(AP) – Cincinnati Reds right-hander Matt Belisle is done for the season after having surgery on his right knee.

Belisle had a torn ligament repaired on Tuesday, his second major injury of the season. Belisle competed for the final spot in the rotation during spring training, but developed a sore forearm that sidelined him until mid-April.

Belisle made six starts for the Reds and went 1-4 with a 7.28 earned run average. The Reds sent him to Triple-A Louisville in May to turn him back into a reliever, a role he had earlier in his career. He never made it back to the big leagues.


  1. Dan

    Man, I’ve been rooting for Belisle. I hope he does make it someday. He’s had a rough year.

    Maybe I started rooted for him after seeing his autograph line at Redsfest. Not too many folks in it. Kinda felt bad for him.

  2. Mike_R

    Big Blow For Playoff Hopes is the best headline ever.

  3. Mike_R

    TO Playoff Hopes…i need a copy editor

  4. Ronson

    If the past is any indication, Belisle will be just fine. He’ll get traded to the Phillies in the off season and go 18-5 next year.

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