The Pirates’ trip through the National League Central will take them from St. Louis to Cincinnati, where they will begin a three-game series against the Reds on Monday night at Great American Ball Park.
Ryan Braun, Hernan Perez and Jonathan Lucroy homered as the Brewers came from behind to beat the Reds for the second straight day, the latest a rain-delayed, 5-4 win on Mother’s Day at Great American Ball Park that featured a thrilling finish.
Left-hander John Lamb, who began the season on the disabled list recovering from back surgery, makes his second start of the season for the Reds while the Brewers counter with right-hander Junior Guerra, who is making his second career start.
Outfielder Scott Schebler was optioned to Triple-A Louisville following Saturday night’s 13-7 loss to Milwaukee. The Reds recalled outfielder Kyle Waldrop to take Schebler’s place on the roster.
Brandon Phillips hit a pair of solo home runs in the Reds’ 13-7 loss to the Brewers, giving him five home runs in the last four games. It is the longest consecutive-game streak of Phillips’ career and leaves him one shy of equaling the franchise record of five straight games with a home run, a […]
Aaron Hill drove in seven runs by hitting three of the Brewers’ five home runs, including a tying solo shot in the eighth inning and a go-ahead grand slam in the 10th for a 13-7 win over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Hill’s second career grand slam highlighted a seven-run Brewers rally against […]
It’s easy to say Billy Hamilton is fast. It’s more impressive to show you exactly how fast the Reds center fielder is. Hamilton scored from first base on a single into the left-center gap by Joey Votto in the fifth inning of Saturday night’s 13-7 loss to Milwaukee. It’s something only a small handful of […]
The Reds optioned reliever J.J. Hoover to Triple-A Louisville prior to Saturday’s game against Milwaukee at Great American Ball Park. Hoover began the season as the Reds’ closer, but in 12 appearances, he’s compiled a 14.34 ERA while allowing six home runs, falling back into a pattern of struggles reminiscent of two years ago when […]
Brandon Phillips hit a solo home run with two outs in the third inning off of Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson, his fourth homer in as many games for the Reds’ second baseman, to give the home team a 4-0 lead. It is the longest consecutive-game streak of Phillips’ career.
As the Reds’ bullpen set a Major League record with 23 consecutive games with at least one run allowed, the relievers didn’t hide from it, nor did they focus on it. However, they could hang their hats on how the dubious streak finally ended.
The exception to the Brewers’ starting pitching problems will take the mound Saturday, when Jimmy Nelson matches up against the Reds’ Brandon Finnegan in Game 3 of a four-game series.
The Reds have started piling up home runs during this homestand, and they continued the trend on Friday with a 5-1 victory over the Brewers. Using early home runs by Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati gained its first three-game winning streak since the first three games of the season.