Happy Friday, everyone! We have successfully navigated through the first half of the opening week of the 2013 season. The Reds did well to pick up a series victory over the mighty Angels Thursday afternoon, but they can't celebrate for too long because the Nationals are in town for a three-game set beginning Friday night at Great American Ball Park.
The series will feature two teams who boasted the best records in baseball a year ago. Additionally, the series will feature some of the game's biggest stars including Joey Votto, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, and Johnny Cueto, among others. It's sure to be a fun weekend at the park.
Until then, here is a mixed bag of Reds news and notes to power you through to the weekend:
+ Many believe southpaw Tony Cingrani is destined to be a fixture in Cincinnati's starting rotation in the coming years. His magnificent performance in Triple-A Louisville's season opener on Thursday did nothing to hurt that prophecy. Cingrani fanned ...