The Cincinnati Reds rebounded well from a terrible game on Thursday night in Cleveland by beating up on the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. But not all was well despite the blowout win. Nick Senzel led off the game with a walk and later in the inning went 1st to 3rd on a single by Matt Davidson, but seemed to feel something a bit between 2nd and 3rd base. He remained in the game, though. He helped the Reds rally for six runs in the 2nd inning with a sacrifice fly. In the 4th inning Senzel struck out, and when the bottom of the inning began he was replaced in the field by Travis Jankowski. The Reds announced that he had left the game with left groin tightness.
That wasn’t the last time the injury bug popped up for the Reds, though. Pedro Strop came out to begin the 8th inning. He walked Orlando Arcia to start the inning, and then mid-at-bat against Brock Holt, Strop also experienced a groin injury and he left the game, being replaced by Lucas Sims. Sims would complete the at-bat against Holt with a walk, but that was charged to Strop. A double play followed, but Christian Yelich homered, giving both Strop and Sims an earned run as a result.
Following the game manager David Bell said that he did not yet have an update on either Senzel or Strop or the extent of their injuries. “We’ll have to see how they both are tomorrow (Saturday).”
Before the game, Bell did have an update of sorts on second baseman Mike Moustakas.
“Continuing to just get treatment,” said Bell. “Hopefully we’ll have him back at any point. We’re really shooting to have him back to start a game by Tuesday after the off day at this point.”
He later clarified that he was not available to pinch hit.