The Cincinnati Reds did a whole lot of losing from 2015-2018. All of that losing is finally starting to show some dividends on the field in 2019.
The Cincinnati Reds blew a late lead against the San Francisco Giants, seeing the chance at a sweep slip through their fingers.
The Cincinnati Reds (18-22) will go for a road series sweep of the San Francisco Giants (16-23) today at 4:05 PM. The Reds are now 32-21 against the Giants since 2013. The Reds haven't had a road sweep since May 2018.
Votto and Puig both got the Reds off to a big start in the first inning. Anthony DeSclafani could not hold the early lead and struggled through four innings. Eugenio Suarez hit a game tying home run in the fifth inning, and Derek Dietrich had a bloop RBI single in the seventh inning to give the Reds the lead for good.
The Cincinnati Reds (17-22) are coming off consecutive shutout wins in the Bay Area. The Reds will look to keep it going tonight at 9:05 PM against the San Francisco Giants (16-22).
Alfredo Rodriguez is showing life at the plate for the first time since he signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016 out of Cuba.
Luis Castillo did not have his best command on Friday night, but he gave the Reds another dominating outing as he held the Giants scoreless for six innings. The Reds bats continued their recent surge of late, minus the no-hitter on Tuesday. Nick Senzel and Yasiel Puig lead the Reds with two hits and two runs batted in each. Road wins have been difficult for the Reds this season, but they have now won back-to-back road games and improved to 8-14 on the road.
The Cincinnati Reds (16-22) will continue their Bay Area road trip against the San Francisco Giants (16-21) tonight at 10:15 PM. The Reds and Giants just split a wild four-game series last weekend, and will play their final games of 2019 against each other this weekend.
The latest episode of the World's Most Dangerous Cincinnati Reds podcast, Redleg Nation Radio, in which the guys discuss Raisel Iglesias and Joey Votto.