Several promotions of Reds prospects were completed on Thursday, with the most notable being third baseman Nick Senzel moving up to Double-A Pensacola.
What can the Reds expect from Homer Bailey? Has Zack Cozart’s trade value taken a hit? Mark Sheldon takes these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
Two of the best hitters in the Major Leagues will be on the same field in opposition on Friday when Joey Votto and the Reds visit Washington to face Bryce Harper and the Nationals.
For the first 2 1/2 months of the season, Reds manager Bryan Price seemed to make all of the right bullpen moves as his rotation struggled to go deep into games. In turn, relievers were able to do everything that was asked of them.
Offense continues to fuel the Rays’ fortunes. Wednesday afternoon, a four-run sixth provided the separation needed to lead to an 8-3 win over the Reds at Tropicana Field.
To fill one of their open rotation spots on Friday vs. the Nationals, the Reds are bypassing starting pitchers at Triple-A Louisville they’ve seen before in the big leagues.
Because of his speed, Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton can even make rundowns more interesting. Even though the Rays got their man caught between third base and home, Hamilton was quick on his feet and didn’t go so easily.
The Reds and manager Bryan Price were still keeping their rotation plans for this weekend vs. the Nationals under the wraps on Tuesday. But all signs were pointing to Homer Bailey as being one of the starters, and making his 2017 debut in that series.
Reds pitcher Tim Adleman (4-3, 4.22) tries to continue a recent string of success in Wednesday’s series finale, while Rays starter Erasmo Ramirez will attempt to shake off a handful of rough outings.
Both Reds rookie left-hander Amir Garrett and manager Bryan Price lacked a definitive answer to the question. Sometimes this season, Garrett has been so good and a guy hitters didn’t want to see on the mound.
Reds rookie starter Amir Garrett will introduce himself to the Rays for the first time, but Rays righty Alex Cobb doesn’t have an extensive history of his opponent to lean on either — Tuesday will be just the second start against the Reds in his career.
Monday’s 7-3 win over the Rays ended the Reds’ longest losing streak of 2017 at nine games. And while there will be more wins to come, few may feel as satisfying as this one was, especially since it required a quick late-inning response after a 3-1 lead was blown in the seventh inning.