If it means jump-starting the offense, Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman is willing to pull a starter and rely on his bullpen. Hence, Riggleman pulled Homer Bailey for a pinch-hitter after just 50 pitches in five innings while trailing by four runs to the Braves.
Cincinnati reinstated Eugenio Suarez from the 10-day disabled list and selected the contract of utility man Rosell Herrera from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday. Outfielder Phillip Ervin and infielder Cliff Pennington were optioned to Louisville in corresponding moves.
The Reds, who have not played in Minneapolis since 2001, will be playing at Target Field for the first time when they begin a brief three-game road trip vs. the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET Friday. Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez and Jared Hughes are the only active Reds with experience playing there. Gennett should be back in the lineup following a pinch-hit appea […]
Representatives from the Reds visited St. Joseph Parish in Cold Spring, Ky. earlier today to recognize sixth-grader Nathaniel Heck, one of the winners of Major League Baseball's 2018 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life essay contest, which honors the legacy of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.
The Braves made big news on Wednesday by calling up left fielder Ronald Acuna, their No. 1 prospect and the second-best prospect in baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. For those who follow the Reds, it raises the question: When will it be time for infielder Nick Senzel to be called up from Triple-A Louisville?
Through six games as Reds interim manager, Jim Riggleman has shown he isn't afraid to pull a starting pitcher early and go for it with his bullpen. A quick hook of starter Brandon Finnegan would ultimately backfire on Wednesday, as Cincinnati fell in a 5-4 loss to the Braves on a ninth-inning double by Johan Camargo.
Scooter Gennett made a defensive gaffe in the top of the ninth that forced extra innings vs. the Braves on Tuesday. But Gennett made up for it by delivering a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th for a 9-7 walkoff victory. Against lefty Max Fried, Joey Votto drew a leadoff walk to begin the 12th. That set it up for Gennett, who drove a 1-2 pitch into the […]
- 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.
Michael Wacha reversed some alarming early trends in the Cardinals' 9-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out eight over six strong innings for his fourth consecutive win. Jedd Gyorko led St. Louis' offense with a two-run homer. Mets starter Steven Matz allowed seven runs (three earned) and took the loss.
On the MLB Network Showcase Game, the Cubs welcome the division-rival Brewers to Wrigley Field for the first time in 2018 with tonight's 7:05 CT opener of a four-game wraparound set. Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 4.09) will oppose Chase Anderson (2-1, 3.25), and the Cubs hope to get Kris Bryant, who was struck in the helmet by a fastball Sunday in Colorado, back […]
With the Cubs' offense on a roll going into Wednesday's finale of a two-game set vs. their 2016 World Series opponent, the Indians, manager Joe Maddon was curious to see his team's plate approach against a hot pitcher like Tribe starter Trevor Bauer, who took a 2.67 ERA into the start and has a deep repertoire. Suffice to say the roll did not […]
Baez playfully taunts Lindor after infield single
Baez playfully taunts Lindor after beating out single
Kris Bryant was held out of the Cubs' lineup again Wednesday for the finale of a two-game set with the Indians. Bryant was hit in the head by a fastball from Rockies starter German Marquez on Sunday and has passed concussion tests, but this was his second straight day on the shelf.
Justin Verlander allowed two runs and four hits while striking out nine batters over seven innings to remain unbeaten with the Astros in the regular season in a 5-2 win over the Angels on Wednesday afternoon at MInute Maid Park. Verlander (4-0) retired 20 of the first 21 batters he faced before Albert Pujols hit a line-drive homer into the left-field seats w […]
Lefty Dallas Keuchel, coming off his first win of the season, gets the ball in Friday's 7:10 p.m. CT series opener against the A's at Minute Maid Park. He's 13-6 with a 2.42 ERA in his career in 29 games (25 starts) in April -- his best ERA of any month. Keuchel will face Sean Manaea, who threw a no-hitter in his last start.
Pirates left fielder Corey Dickerson put an end to a tense pitchers' duel on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park, launching his first career walk-off home run to right field and delivering the Bucs a 1-0 victory over the Tigers. Ivan Nova fired eight scoreless innings and struck out five without a walk, but Tigers starter Michael Fulmer was just as stingy as […]
Jung Ho Kang is coming back. The Pirates announced on Thursday that Kang was granted a work visa by the United States government and re-entered the U.S. After a year and a half away from the Majors following a DUI conviction in his native South Korea, Kang will soon rejoin the Pirates organization.
With two outs in the first inning of Wednesday afternoon's game with the Pirates, Starling Marte swung and missed at a two-strike curveball that bounced several feet in front of the plate. Standing on the field between innings, Marte shrugged his shoulders, seemingly frustrated with himself. A few hours later, Marte showed a different side of his game: […]
Jose Osuna, the 26th man, crushed a three-run homer in his first Major League at-bat of the season to support Chad Kuhl's solid six-inning start as the Pirates ended a five-game skid with a split of the doubleheader. Leonys Martin homered in both ends of the twin bill, adding a two-run jack in the nightcap for the Tigers.