Was it the meeting that got the Brewers’ bats going? Or three games against the pitching-challenged Reds?
They were two odd plays that were almost identical, and two replay reviews that both went against the Reds on Saturday. Add it up and there was one aggravated visitors’ dugout.
To clear a roster spot for the activation of starting pitcher Scott Feldman from the disabled list, utility man Arismendy Alcantara was designated for assignment by the Reds on Saturday.
Ryan Braun and Eric Thames continued to torment the Reds before a wild pitch put the Brewers over the top.
As one of the Brewers’ veterans who called a players-only meeting on Thursday, Matt Garza hopes to help his team break out of its post-All-Star break slump when he starts against the Reds on Sunday.
The Reds’ Tucker Barnhart is taking advantage of increased playing time behind the plate because of injuries to Devin Mesoraco.
The Brewers finally showed signs of life at the plate, but not before the Reds had run up the score. In the end, Cincinnati held off a Brewers comeback to get the 11-10 win at Miller Park.
Reds right-hander Scott Feldman will come off the disabled list to start Saturday’s matchup with the Brewers at Miller Park. Rookie lefty Brent Suter will get the start for Milwaukee.
Reds pitcher Scott Feldman and his right knee passed all the tests this week, and he was cleared Friday to be activated from the disabled list and start vs. the Brewers on Saturday.
Reds manager Bryan Price watched Scott Feldman throw a side bullpen session Wednesday afternoon, but in a rarity for a pitcher, it mattered less how Feldman threw than how he ran in a series of drills.
Shin-Soo Choo was a member of the Reds for only one season in 2013, but the veteran outfielder and talented hitter left an indelible mark on first baseman Joey Votto.
After underperforming all season at the plate, especially coming out of the All-Star break, Reds infielder Jose Peraza’s role was reduced on July 21 to being a bench player, with Scooter Gennett elevated to starting second baseman.