The Cincinnati Reds (54-73) have lost four of their last five games (they had won five straight prior to that). They lost a heart-breaker on a walk-off wild pitch in the 11th inning to the Arizona Diamondbacks (54-75) last night. The Reds had fought back earlier in the night, and tied the game with two outs in the 9th inning on a Jose Peraza single. The two teams will meet again tonight at 8:10.
Anthony DeSclafani is coming off his worse start of the season, but it really wasn’t that bad: 8/21 vs Dodgers: 7.0 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. Disco has overall been very good since joining the Reds rotation in June. He has a solid 75 strikeouts with just 10 walks in 85.1 innings.
Zack Godley was a 10th round draft pick of the Cubs back in 2013. He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2014 in the Miguel Montero deal. Godley has never been high on any prospect lists, but quickly made his big league debut last season.
Godley has been up and down this year (AA, AAA, MLB). He has really struggled overall this season. His last start came against the Braves, and he got beat up allowing 7 ER. However, the two starts before that were pretty good (at BOS, vs NYM): 12.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K.
|1. Billy Hamilton (CF)
2. Zack Cozart (SS)
3. Joey Votto (1B)
4. Adam Duvall (LF)
5. Brandon Phillips (2B)
6. Scott Schebler (RF)
7. Eugenio Suarez (3B)
8. Ramon Cabrera (C)
9. Anthony DeSclafani (P)
|1. Jean Segura (2B)
2. Michael Bourn (LF)
3. A.J. Pollock (CF)
4. Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
5. Jake Lamb (3B)
6. Yasmany Tomas (RF)
7. Chris Owings (SS)
8. Tuffy Gosewisch (C)
9. Zack Godley (P)
Barnhart hurt, Reds call up catcher
Tucker Barnhart will be out of the lineup for a few more days because of a right hand bruise. Tony Renda got optioned back to AAA, and catcher Raffy Lopez was called up. Lopez is a 28 year old LHB catcher. He was a 16th round draft pick of the Cubs in 2011. He was hitting just .213/.262/.297 in 47 games at Louisville. He began 2016 in an independent league.
Other news and notes
Eugenio Suarez in August:
Walk rate way up and so is overall production.
— Nick Carrington (@ncarrington14) August 27, 2016
— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) August 27, 2016
— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) August 27, 2016
The Reds are on a little bit of a skid this week. They’ve lost 4 of 5. Let’s get back to that winning baseball that was a lot of fun to begin the second half. Go Reds!
Nick is a lifelong Reds fan who was born and raised in Cincinnati. He acquired his love of baseball from his late grandfather. Nick moved to the Cleveland area in 2014 with his wife, and his currently fighting to convert his beautiful baby daughter Emma to Reds fandom. Nick has been writing for Redleg Nation since 2013. Follow Nick on Twitter @nicholaspkirby.