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Reds cool Cubs behind Castillo's strong start

Joey Votto scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Scooter Gennett in the eighth inning Tuesday night and rookie Luis Castillo threw six scoreless to carry the Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Fie.
Via Reds.com
13 hours ago

Votto reaches base twice for 20th straight

With two walks in three plate appearances vs. the Cubs on Tuesday, Reds first baseman Joey Votto extended his streak of reaching safely at least twice to 20 games.
Via Reds.com
15 hours ago

Mesoraco (foot fracture) out for 3-6 weeks

After an MRI exam in Cincinnati on Tuesday confirmed the diagnosis of a fractured left foot, the Reds placed catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 10-day disabled list. Outfielder Phillip Ervin was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to take the vacant roster spot.
Via Reds.com
17 hours ago

Tucker Barnhart on Catching

Tucker Barnhart has quietly emerged as one of the better backstops in baseball. He leads MLB catchers in Defensive Runs Saved (14) and fielding percentage (.999), and he’s thrown out 22 of 50 runners attempting to steal. He’s coming around with the bat, as well. The switch-hitter is slashing a solid .271/.340/.398. Lauded for his leadership, Barnhart is becoming an increasingly...
Via Fangraphs
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farmers Only: Billings hits a lot, including four by Hunter Greene

Hashtag Let Him Hit Louisville was off last night They’ll make up for it by playing two tonight. The Bats will send Rookie Davis to the mound tonight when they take on Pawtucket in the first game of a doubleheader beginning at 5:30 ET. Tyler Mahle will pitch in the “night” game. Since it’s a doubleheader, don’t be the least bit surprised to see Mahle pitch another no...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

What Do the Reds Have in Luis Castillo?

If you’ve watched the Reds recently, you’ve probably noticed that they can score some runs. They’re among the top five or six in the National League no matter which offensive metric you choose for your sorting, and it’s based around a core that may only lose Zack Cozart next year. For this team, then, the future is dependent on pitching — and finding an ace among the many...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gennett, Castillo lead Reds past Cubs 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Scooter Gennett’s sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, and Billy Hamilton singled in a run in the ninth as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night. After Votto walked for the third time and advanced to third on Adam Duvall’s single off reliever Pedro Strop (3-3), Gennett smacked a line drive...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Devin Mesoraco has a fractured foot

The pain he was in last night was truly all it was cracked up to be. Two hips, a shoulder, his noggin, a knee, a hamstring, the same shoulder, and now a busted foot. To say Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been snakebit with injuries over the last three years is both true and dangerous; it’s true because he’s battled them endlessly, and dangerous because now he’s...
Via Red Reporter
1 day ago

Reds C Devin Mesoraco out 3-6 weeks with broken foot.

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will be out three to six weeks after he broke a bone in his left foot Monday. Mesoraco, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, was hit by a pitch from Chicago Cubs starter Jose Quintana in the second inning of a 15-5 loss at Wrigley Field. Mesoraco is hitting .213 in 56 games with six homers and 14 RBIs. He was...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Devin Mesoraco Diagnosed With Fractured Foot

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has once again been hit with an injury, this time a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot, per Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter link). More will be known about his prognosis once he is examined by team doctors.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Joey Votto heaves foul ball into stands

Something got into Joey Votton on Monday night.The Cincinnati Reds first baseman had a funny display during his team’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Votto fielded a foul ball and instead of giving the ball to a fan or umpire like most players do, he decided to launch the ball into the stands: What was that all about? We’re trying to figure out what was more bizarre: Votto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds Designate Arismendy Alcantara For Assignment

The Reds have announced that they’ve designated infielder/outfielder Arismendy Alcantara for assignment. The move clears space for righty Scott Feldman, who returns from the disabled list to start tonight against Milwaukee. Alcantara was once a top prospect who showed good basestealing ability and burgeoning power in the minors, but his stock has fallen in recent years as he...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Joey Votto and the Changing Strike Zone

Joey Votto hasn’t made a West Coast swing recently so we don’t have original words to annotate here, but he did say some interesting things to Zach Buchanan at The Cincinnati Enquirer this week, interesting particularly because he said that “This has been documented, so this is not anecdotal here,” and that sort of statement is like catnip around here. Let’s provide the...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Billy Hamilton makes ridiculous leaping catch against wall

Billy Hamilton added to his career highlight reel by making a ridiculous catch as he crashed into the outfield wall.In the top of the third inning, Carlos Asuaje hit a shot to center field that looked destined to result in extra bases for the Padres second baseman. Hamilton had other ideas, though. Hamilton tracked the ball as he raced towards the outfield wall and actually overran...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 pick Hunter Greene to make pro debut as hitter, not pitcher

Hunter Greene is getting set to make his professional baseball debut this coming week, but it will be as a hitter, not a pitcher.Greene was the No. 2 overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds in this year’s MLB Draft. He took his signing down to the deadline before agreeing to a deal with the Reds, which pushed his debut back.Greene confirmed with MontanaSports.com that he will make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade Tony Cingrani at the deadline

Monday was a day that kept on giving to Los Angeles. They not only got the nod to host the 2028 Summer Olympics. The Los Angeles Dodgers gained Tony Cingrani from the Cincinnati Reds. Tony Cingrani was dealt just before yesterday’s trade deadline; after spending his entire career so far with the Cincinnati Reds. In exchange the Reds gained outfielder Scott Van Slyke and...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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