Luis Castillo saved a taxed bullpen in a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon. Castillo pitched six innings and gave up two earned runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts. The right-hander was granted an early lead thanks to a Eugenio Suarez grand slam, his eighth homer of the season, and the second slam of t […]
Eugenio Suarez didn't take a big booming swing against Ivan Nova, and didn't need to. What the Reds' third baseman did was enough to give his team a four-run lead in the blink of an eye against the Pirates on Thursday.
Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen couldn't wait to pitch again in a high-leverage game situation and was pumped about making his season debut on Wednesday night against the Pirates. Lorenzen had been on the disabled list since mid-March with a strained teres major muscle near his right shoulder.
The Reds made a nice comeback effort Wednesday, only to be foiled by the Pirates in extra innings. A two-out RBI triple by Josh Harrison in the top of the 12th inning proved to be the difference in the Reds' 5-4 loss to Pittsburgh.
The Reds' Raisel Iglesias is heading to the 10-day disabled list with sore left biceps, which will create rotating contributions at closer based on matchups until the right-handed flamethrower returns, interim manager Jim Riggleman said on Tuesday.
Matt Harvey had his best start as a Red, tossing 6 innings and allowing just 1 run. He struck out 5, and got plenty of support from Scooter Gennett, whose grand slam highlighted a 6-RBI performance. Colin Moran and Austin Meadows homered for the Pirates, but Jameson Taillon (6 IP, 6 ER) was touched up.
The Reds called up Brandon Dixon from Triple-A Louisville for his first big league promotion on Monday and optioned Rosell Herrera to Louisville. Dixon has hit .326 with four home runs and 14 RBIs with Louisville this season.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos made another big catch when it was announced that Football Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks has joined two time Master champion Bubba Watson and Quint and Rishy Studer in the ownership of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
- The National League Cincinnati Reds announced today that Ray Martinez will return for his third consecutive season as field manager of the Billings Mustangs in 2018. In his first two seasons, 2016 and 2017, Martinez has compiled a 77-73 (.513) regular season record.
Following Thursday's off-day, the Cardinals will open a six-game road trip at 6:05 p.m. CT on Friday at PNC Park. Right-hander John Gant (1-1, 4.67 ERA) will be opposed by Pirates righty Joe Musgrove, who will make his 2018 debut after dealing with a shoulder injury. Gant will be looking for his first win since April 26.
Wednesday night was Cubs lefty Jon Lester's 358th career big league start and Adam Plutko's second, and the Indians rookie outpitched the veteran, throwing six innings of no-hit ball to help send Chicago to a 1-0 loss to Cleveland at Wrigley Field.
Maybe being back at Wrigley Field will help Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks get on track as he opens a three-game series against the Giants on Friday. He has a 2.60 ERA in five starts at home and a 4.71 ERA on the road. He's given up six earned runs over 11 innings in his last two starts, striking out 12 in those contests. Hendricks is 2-2 with a 3.49 […]
The Astros will send Charlie Morton to the mound to begin a four-game series in Cleveland tonight at 5:10 CT. Morton's 1.94 ERA across 55 2/3 innings ranks third in the American League and third on his own team, behind Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Morton (6-0) is Houston's only starter without a loss. The Indians will counter with Mike Cleving […]
One day after the Astros' Gerrit Cole struck out eight batters in six innings in Tuesday's series opener, Justin Verlander held the Giants to one run and three hits while striking out nine in six innings to lead Houston to a two-game series sweep. Verlander (6-2) retired the first nine batters he faced on Wednesday before Gorkys Hernandez hit a tri […]
The Astros have placed outfielder Josh Reddick on the 10-day disabled list because of a lingering infection near his left knee, the team announced Wednesday morning. Jake Marisnick was recalled from Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.
After nearly two months on the disabled list due to a strained right shoulder, Musgrove will make his first start in a Pirates uniform on Friday night at PNC Park against the Cardinals. It will be the 25-year-old right-hander's first appearance in a Major League game since Oct. 31, when he worked the seventh inning of World Series Game 6 for the Astros.
Josh Harrison ripped a go-ahead triple into the right-field corner of his hometown ballpark in the 12th inning and Kyle Crick left the bases loaded to record his first career save and redeem a bullpen meltdown in the Pirates' 5-4 win over the Reds on Wednesday night. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 4-0 lead, sparked by Francisco Cervelli's first-inning […]
Pirates center fielder Starling Marte is quickly moving forward in his recovery from a right oblique strain. Marte began participating in baseball activities over the weekend, director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said on Wednesday, and has resumed hitting in an indoor batting cage. Marte ran the bases, stretched with the team and played catch on Wednesda […]
With runners on second and third and one out in the fifth inning on Tuesday night, the Pirates had to make a decision. Should Jameson Taillon face Joey Votto with a base open, or Scooter Gennett with the bases loaded?