Even given scant odds of making the postseason following a sweep by the first-place Cubs last weekend, the Cardinals did exactly what they needed to do in three games vs. the Reds — win. An 8-5 St. Louis victory over Cincinnati completed the series sweep at Great American Ball Park on Thursday night.
Even if he wasn’t in the starting lineup vs. the Cardinals on Wednesday, Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton was a happy man. Hamilton was activated from the 10-day disabled list after he had been out with a fractured left thumb.
Promoted on Sept. 4 after he started and pitched Double-A Pensacola to a share of the Southern League title, Keury Mella was idle for two weeks before finally getting to make his big league debut for the Reds on Wednesday.
With the Cardinals having a lot of ground to make up in their hunt for the postseason, they need to play well and get help from others. St. Louis did its part by attacking the Reds early and rolling to a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.
Carlos Martinez did not join the Cardinals in Cincinnati until a day after his teammates had arrived to avoid him spreading a touch of the flu. Martinez said he was feeling much better when he arrived Wednesday, and he will now try to help the Cardinals feel better about their postseason prospects. As the Cards […]
Trying to hang on to their quickly fading postseason hopes, the Cardinals needed an early comeback then some late clutch hitting. It added up to an 8-6 victory over the Reds in 10 innings on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park.
Clinging to National League Wild Card hopes, the Cardinals will hand the ball to red-hot Luke Weaver on Wednesday against the Reds, who will start right-hander Rookie Davis.
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton has shed the brace that immobilized his fractured left thumb, but not the disappointment over not being activated from the disabled list.
The Reds have spent the last 96 days in last place in the National League Central, but they spent the past three days climbing closer to the fourth-place Pirates. The Reds rode a five-run sixth to a 5-2 win on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep at Great American Ball Park and pulling within two games […]
Luis Castillo and Sal Romano have already presented their cases for being part of Cincinnati’s 2018 rotation. Sunday, it was time for Robert Stephenson to take the stand.
Right-handed reliever Drew Storen, who pitched in 58 games for Cincinnati this season, said Sunday he will have Tommy John elbow surgery that will likely sideline him until the 2019 season.