The Reds have found out what most in the American League have: Shane Bieber and Mike Clevinger are really good pitchers. The Reds could only muster 3 hits on the night and were shutout for the first time this season.
Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds fell behind 2-0 early, but it didn't spell doom on this night. Nick Castellanos and Joey Votto each homered to help the Reds win their third consecutive game. The Reds have gone from 2-5 to 5-5 in a span of less than 36 hours.
The Battle for Ohio is back! The Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians begin a four game series tonight, with the first two at Great American Ball Park.
Now that's more like it. Starting what is clearly their best lineup for the first time since Opening Day, the Cincinnati Reds scored a convincing 12-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs to break a four-game losing streak. Mike Moustakas, Nick Senzel and Tucker Barnhart returned to the lineup from absences of varying reasons and powered the Reds to a 9-0 lead after six innings.
The Cincinnati Reds' bats continued their early-season slumber tonight, as the team recorded only six hits against a replacement Chicago Cubs starter and a bullpen that prior to tonight has been consistently raked over the coals. The 8-5 loss to Chicago dropped the Reds to 1-4 in a 60-game season in which avoiding a bad start was seen as critical to any team's hopes of success.
In a season in which we did not expect rookies to be key figures for the Cincinnati Reds, they were the bright spots on this evening. Catcher Tyler Stephenson and righthander Tejay Antone both made their major league debuts in notable fashions. Unfortunately, that happened because the Reds got behind very early, 6-0, after two innings, as the Chicago Cubs rode that early margin to an eventual 8-7 win. The loss dropped Cincinnati to a 1-3 record in their first four games.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos said one of the reasons he chose to sign with the Reds was so he wouldn't have to DH and could play defense.
In this week's randomized Cincinnati Reds simulations it was outfielder Nick Castellanos who put together another big stretch.
This week's randomized Cincinnati Reds simulations saw Sonny Gray throw a bunch of innings, a player leaping over another one, and even some wins.