The Reds will take time prior to tonight’s game at Great American Ball Park against the Padres to remember the victims of a senseless tragedy earlier today:
— Justin Kinner (@1410Kinner) September 6, 2018
For the many Redleg Nation readers who are out of town and do not see the local Cincinnati news, here’s more about the shooting near Fountain Square:
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 6, 2018
LISTEN: You can hear gunshots in this viewer-provided video.
— Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) September 6, 2018
Listening to the radio and apparently Cincinnati Police stopped the shooter before things go far worse. It was stated the shooter had enough ammo to kill 30-40 people or more.
— TJ (@RKO1814) September 6, 2018
One report from Fox 19 indicated that a city councilman told the TV station that the shooter had 500 rounds of ammunition.
— Rachel Aragon (@RachelANews) September 6, 2018
Here’s a link to the Enquirer’s live coverage of the event and its aftermath.
The game will begin at 6:40 p.m. Eastern time. The Padres are 55-86, the worst record in the National League. This is the MLB.tv Game of the Day, meaning you can watch on the MLB app for free if you are not in the Cincinnati market.
July was the month when the light bulb apparently began to glow again for Castillo. Since July 2, Castillo has recorded a 3.48 earned run average in 10 starts. He’s allowed six homers in those 10 starts after surrendering 18 in the first three months of the season. If there is one pitcher among the current Reds stable of young starters who appears to be a legitimate candidate to start in 2019, it is Castillo.
Lauer is a lefthanded rookie starter who, like many young pitchers, runs hot and cold. In his last start against the Rockies, he allowed no hits and one unearned run in five innings. In his prior three starts, he allowed 14 earned runs in 11 innings. Lauer was the winning pitcher in a Padres 8-2 win against the Reds on June 2, allowing a run and five hits in five innings.
Righty Lucas Sims showed some impressive stuff in 1.2 innings of work last night against Pittsburgh, and probably won’t be used today. All other hands will be on deck.
|CF Travis Janikowski||CF Billy Hamilton|
|2B Luis Urias||SS Jose Peraza|
|LF Hunter Renfroe||1B Joey Votto|
|1B Eric Hosmer||3B Eugenio Suarez|
|3B Wil Myers||LF Phillip Ervin|
|RF Franmil Reyes||RF Scott Schebler|
|C Francisco Mejia||2B Dilson Herrera|
|SS Freddy Galvis||C Tucker Barnhart|
|P Eric Lauer||P Luis Castillo|
Herrera gets the start today at second base against a lefthander, after crushing a pinch-hit double in the ninth inning Wednesday night against Pittsburgh hard-throwing lefty Felipe Vasquez.
News and Notes
Jose Peraza has joined some exclusive company …
#Reds shortstops with 10 HR and 20 SB in a season:
🔴 Dave Concepción (1974)
🔴 Barry Larkin (1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999)
🔴 José Peraza (2018) pic.twitter.com/BwkKo7NbP9
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 6, 2018
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