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.
The Reds snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Rays on Monday night at Tropicana Field. Joey Votto’s RBI single and Jesse Winker’s two-run single fueled a three-run eighth that proved to be the difference for the Reds.
The Reds signed several of their 2017 MLB Draft picks on Monday night, including No. 32 overall selection Jeter Downs, second-round pick Stuart Fairchild and third-round selection Jacob Heatherly.
The Reds announced on Monday that they have placed on the 10-day disabled list veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo and shortstop Zack Cozart, summoning prospects Jesse Winker and Ariel Hernandez to Cincinnati in their stead. Arroyo’s trip to the DL is due to shoulder troubles, while Cozart will rest a strained right quad.
By putting starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a strained right shoulder, the Reds bought him and themselves a little more time before any big decisions are made.
On the same day he was placed on the DL for a right quadriceps strain, the Reds’ Zack Cozart also received the good news that he remained the leader in votes among National League shortstops on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
Bronson Arroyo’s shoulder has been barking loudly lately. The Reds starter is listening and acknowledged he might be done pitching. Arroyo lasted a season-low three innings, allowing five earned runs and seven hits Sunday during the Reds’ 8-7 loss to the Dodgers