The Cincinnati Reds offense sputtered as they scored just one run in a loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
The Reds can't overcome a rough outing by Anthony DeSclafani and fall victim to another one-run loss, this time to the Washington Nationals.
Sonny Gray had a brilliant start but the Reds needed extra innings to pick up the win.
These are the final words of Yasiel Puig, who despite his reputation, has been nothing but a joy in a Reds’ uniform.
Wood has been a ghost for obvious reasons, but even Puig’s presence in town feels like a way station to a bigger market.
The Reds are constantly the last to the table with new ideas in baseball. It’s about time they join the rest of the league and employ an opener.
Nick Senzel represents the foundation of the Cincinnati Reds rebuild and he's finally in the Major Leagues.
Only Votto could do this, turn the very ordinary into the extraordinary with the flick of his bat.
If baseball can be broken down thusly: 40% pitching; 35% hitting; 20% defense; and 5% base running, then it quickly becomes obvious the extent run prevention has upon the game.
If it feels for all the world as if the image of Tucker Barnhart clinging to the leg of Puig was metaphor for the Reds desperate hold on to the rest of the National League Central, just remember this: it’s only April.