The Cincinnati Reds (35-32) will try to rebound after they had their six-game win streak snapped in heartbreaking fashion last night. The Reds and San Diego Padres (39-32) played one of the most exciting games in MLB this season, and the two teams will square off again at 10:10 PM. The Reds are 12-4 since May 30th, the best record in the National League.
Tony Santillan had a solid MLB debut. You could certainly see the upside that he brings to the rotation. The one thing he can not do is walk 4 batters again tonight. The Padres have a very dangerous lineup and will make him pay. Hopefully he was just a little over-amped for his MLB debut. He had a 3.34 BB/9 rate at AAA this season.
Chris Paddack is in his third MLB season. He burst on the scene in 2019 and looked like a future ace. He took a step back in the short season a year ago, but he is back to looking like a solid starter this year. Since May 1st, he has a 3.36 ERA in 7 starts. The positive for the Reds is that he averages under 5.0 innings per start, and has not got an out in the 7th inning this season. He made one start against the Reds at Petco in April 2019: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. Tucker Barnhart and Joey Votto homered off him. That was only his fourth career start.
|1. Jonathan India (2B)
2. Jesse Winker (LF)
3. Nick Castellanos (RF)
4. Tyler Naquin (CF)
5. Joey Votto (1B)
6. Eugenio Suárez (3B)
7. Tucker Barnhart (C)
8. Kyle Farmer (SS)
9. Tony Santillan (P)
|1. Tommy Pham (LF)
2. Fernando Tatis Jr. (SS)
3. Trent Grisham (CF)
4. Manny Machado (3B)
5. Eric Hosmer (1B)
6. Wil Myers (RF)
7. Jake Cronenworth (2B)
8. Victor Caratini (C)
9. Chris Paddack (P)
NL Rookie Leaders in OPS (min 150 PA):
1. Tyler Stephenson .797
2. Jazz Chisholm .789
3. Jonathan India .781
4. Yonathan Daza .767
5. Pavin Smith .757
6. Dylan Carlson .753
Team OPS since the start of 2020 (NL Rank):
Reds .736 (7th)
Cubs .708 (10th)
Cardinals .686 (12th)
Brewers .680 (14th)
Pirates .645 (15th)
News and Notes
Injury updates on Mike Moustakas, Tejay Antone, and Michael Lorenzen
Earlier today Doug Gray wrote about the status of several of the Cincinnati Reds players that are currently on the injured list. Tejay Antone could return later this weekend, but there’s going to be some waiting on Moustakas and Lorenzen before we have a chance to see them return to Cincinnati and Great American Ball Park.
The end result last night stunk, but my goodness was that a fun baseball game. It is exciting to see our Cincinnati Reds playing in these type of games. It was the top baseball highlight around the networks today. This Reds team has no quit in them. Let’s hope Tony Santillan can give the Reds a big start tonight and they can start another win streak. Go Reds!
With all due respect I would not describe Tony Santillan’s MLB as “solid”! Four (4) walks and two (2) HBPs in 4.2 innings is average at best for a rookie pitcher! Hopefully his nervousness and the lousy weather contributed to those stats! Need a better showing tonight in the form of 5 or more innings and a limited number of free passes! It would be helpful if the Reds offense doesn’t wait until the 9th inning to score!
The box score says 1 walk for Santillan. I see no HBP of Padres at all. Is that an error? I didn’t get to watch the game.
I would like to see Stephenson and Shogo in the lineup more. I think our offense would really take off
I agree, it baffles me to see Shogo sit night after night. Something weird is going on that this player can’t seem to find his way into the starting line-up.
Naquin is a bad ball hitter, the league is catching up with him. He has more trade value than he ever will right now. Time to make some moves.
I also like the short compact hitting stroke of Max Schrock and wouldn’t mind him getting some more ABS when he comes back, could be a late bloomer.
I agree that if anyone would take Naquin that would be fine, but if some team would take Shogo and at least half of his salary that would be better, assuming Bob would spend the difference to help the team keep winning
I do not understand the complaints of Naquin in the lineup. The guy has an .808 OPS on the season. His OPS in June is .825, so I don’t think the “league is catching up with him” is very accurate. Meanwhile, Shogo has a .641 career OPS.
I’m guessing many don’t know this, but Naquin’s career OPS vs RHP is .791. Nick Castellanos career OPS vs RHP is .784. Naquin isn’t just some guy that has never hit before.
So with that it would seem that if a player like Naquin was available at the time that Shogo was seeking a contract in MLB, that the Reds should/would have taken Naquin? Oh if only
RojoB – Yes, I am sure the Reds FO right now wishes they could have allocated Shogo’s money to a RP because I would imagine they believe like me that Naquin is a much better player. That said, I don’t think Shogo was a bad lottery style signing, especially if the Reds would have had the same type budget in 2021 as they did in 2020. I think they saw Shogo as the 4th OF. Naquin just came to the Reds at the perfect time – high injury risk + teams not having money to risk = minor league deal.
And, not to sound like a stuck record, if Hendrix doesn’t walk Machado last night before giving up the home run to Hosmer maybe the outcome would have been different! Would still have a one (1) run lead with one (1) out and no one on base thus delaying the decision by Bell to change pitchers. Seems like every time a Reds relief pitcher implodes a walk is involved. As for AG, he is like a hand grenade he with a faulty pull pin! When he’s on he’s very good, when he’s off, he makes sure the fans in the outfield bleachers become owners of souvenir baseballs.
If you arent a die hard reds fans- last night’s game was incredible. But I am so it sucked.
Reds really need to stop signing over 30 players to 10 figure contracts
Missed the 9th inning fireworks by both teams! And, yes, it was an incredible comeback by the Reds with 2 outs in the 9th! Let’s score early and often tonight! Go Reds!
I agree, that game could have been the game that changed the course of the season. You need to roll the dice with Simms in that situation, rest or no rest. You simply must a find a way to a victory in that game in what could have been a historic comeback win.
Now the Reds have the two rookies pitching back to back. This could snowball if they are not careful here.
Also, Castellanos is running on fumes out there and deserves a day off. Why Shogo has become a non-existent player at this point is baffling. Yet we get a dose of Suarez every night faithfully, along with his futility.
I agree with you 100%, it wouldn’t shock me if Sims isn’t needed the rest of this series. The team had a chance for a huge win and Bell didn’t go for it.
Of course I also agree with you. Any fan with any sense would agree with you. But not Bell. No excuse for not pitching Sims when we had the incredible comeback. Just another bonehead move by Bell that cost us another game,..not to mention costing us a momentum change. Bell is the dumbest manager I’ve seen in my 6 decades. No chance to win with Bell as our manager. He gives away game after game after game by making decisions that every single Reds fan knows is a mistake when he does it. I can’t decide if he is more stubborn or more dumb. I think it’s a tie.
As for me, it did not suck watching two vets and two rookies school Melancon on his home home turf, with the rookies bearing the brunt of the high pressure
Melancon is a tool and the Reds worked him
I think this game WAS a turning point. The offense knows why they lost. And they know that they grabbed the lion by the mane in his den and cut it off. They aren’t responsible lol for the treason that led to the loss.
I look for this to light a fire. If not, I will be bummed.
A further possible turning point is that maybe this game woke up the ownership too resize that the team can make noise if they make good acquisitions very soon. (I can dream, can’t I?)
My largest wager of the season tonite is on Mad Max Fried > Carlos Martinez. Its 6-1 Braves bottom of 4! So far so good!
The Cards stink and Milw stinks at hitting. If the Cubs ever come back to Earth then the Reds have a real shot!
Lance McAlister has unreal numbers on Amir Garrett in the 9 th inning for his career . Hes not a good pitcher beyond a 2 pitch Loogie
Oh they’re real numbers alright lol
Reds go 13-3, but now you get a super talented SD team with a full house for 3 more and then 3 more at the end of June. We get the dangerous Braves next week for 4 at home and then can hang a TD on you in a heartbeat with that offense! If they don’t play good ball they could go 4-10 just as fast and find themselves buried.
I think adding a high leverage reliever is almost mandatory if they want to hang around!
Adam Duvall with a granny vs the Cubs! Lets Go!!! Cut it back down to 2 games!!
Something about that Padres manager that I dont like.
Got a feeling Santillan may get a rude awakening tonight though. Hopefully we can keep up.
It’s the hooded sweatshirt. Total slob look for MLB
I agree with Rednat. Certainly like to see Stephenson in the lineup. I also worry that Naquin. I’d like to see him traded while he’s hot. Maybe he’ll stay productive but history suggests otherwise. And his month over month numbers are concerning. And Suarez and Farmer? Their numbers speak for themselves. Neither should be starting. Even the Reds’ porcelain doll that’s always broken has better numbers (Senzel). Really like to see them move Suarez for a decent SS and install India & Senzel in the IF.
Naquin .808 ops this year. Career .773, so he is what he is pretty much. Can’t hit lefties that well and not a great breaking ball hitter so he’s probably better suited to stay in the NL somewhere. I think he’d be a monster platoon with AA! They might hit 40 bombs in a full season
Platoon idea has merit.
He cannot to save himself lay off of a slider down and in.
I have yet to see it
AA/Naquin combo in center. At least 40 bombs. Akiyama to the Yankees for a relief pitcher.
Man- give me a crystal ball to show me this Reds’ starting mid-June lineup, and I would not have believed it. Exciting to see this team rolling, hope they can keep their footing, build confidence, and improve the pen!
Addison Russell is playing in the Mexican league. He’s still only 27 and always seemed like a Reds killer to me. Lifetime .771 ops in gabp. I’d take him all day over Farmer
Toxic domestic violence history.
I don’t think Big Bob is quite the “redeemer” that Mike Brown is
More then once? They employed that fat pitcher we traded for Suarez and he killed someone. Can’t recall the name
Simon wasn’t it? He got charged with Dominican style manslaughter I think
Yes but in our culture that isn’t as bad as DV
Santillian isn’t going to last long at this rate.
Strange first inning for Santillan! Managed to limit the damage to one (1) run but at the cost of a 22-pitch inning!
Ive got really bad news for RLN
Offense on the road is horrific
Lucky to win1/4 @San Diego
Could be 4 game sweep
Suarez is on pace for worst reds position player ever. Farmer might challenge him.
I think Bell would’ve been forced to put Moose at 3B, but now thats put on hold. I give up on Suarez
Suarez is absolutely horrible and on pace to be the worst Reds olayer ever.
Id bring Senzel back as a 3b and move forward but that wont happen
Without Moose- bell will play Suarez and Farmer every day and thats not a winning lineup
0-2 pitch again? We give lefties 0-2 cookies down-n-in. We give righties 0-2 cookies out and over the plate. 0-2 for the series too. I’m out
This game is proving why Bell should have gone to Sims last night.
I realize Naquin has a lot of RBIs, and may have come out like gang busters, but it may be Shogo time. I think Naquin may be sinking fast…
Votto sneak attack steal of 3rd.
He is fully engaged.
Reds can’t touch Paddock’s changeup.
8K’s thru 3.2
Farmer 2-2, scored 1, drove in 1.
We are going to the bull pen in the 5th inning….did Santillian get hurt?
Santillan out after 3? Not sure I understand that.
Santillan done after 3 as Shogo PH’s.
6 innings of bullpen.
Shogo looked silly striking out. Can’t believe people want him to play over Naquin
David Bell is asking a lot of this bullpen by pulling the starter for a pinch hitter in the 4th inning of a one run game. The old tomato is not going to make it for much longer and there is a homer for the Padres and maybe it is just time to get in bed now. Hope in the morning I check and see a comeback. Have run Redleg Nation.
Our bullpen…smh Often batting practice pitchers.
Padres have 7 HRs in 2 games….
I think all of their runs have come from homers.
Chris W just said Goudeau, was picked up after DFA by the Rockies….seriously the Reds are picking up Rockies cast offs…smh
I was thinking the same thing…right before the HR
The Reds recently had a Pirates castoff. Feliz. That didn’t work so well.
Shaping up to be a long weekend. And back to 4th place. Something has to change. Now out homered 7-1. And now Goudreau is throwing batting practice
Could Santillan have been worse so far in the 4th?
At least he got the pitcher out on the bunt.
Yep. If he was still able he would have been better than the alternative.
They are loaded.
Slam Diego incoming….
For some reason I don’t feel good about this lol
We spoke too favorably of Bell’s improved pitcher handling the last couple of games. Back to his old tricks of giving the game away. Goudreau should have been pulled already.
I didn’t speak too early. I said and I maintain, Bell is the worst manager I’ve ever seen. He single-handedly has cost us 10 games this year with his bonehead decisions. No excuse for losing that game last night. Oh well. It is what it is.
I have to agree he is the worst manger I’ve ever seen as well and when this team does win it is in spite of Bell.
No argument from me. But he’s a made man in this org so we’re stuck with mediocrity
Is any ML manager ever popular except when his team wins?
What happened, even by conservative estimates Tony had maybe 20 to 30 pitches left. David bell should be fired in game for this mess. Plus i know that GDeax is fresh but there is a reason for that that everyone is learning
DB must be trying to “get him going” for Goudeau
Yep, a Bell strategy that has worked wonders with Suarez.
Now the double switches start. Aquino, Heineman and Freeman coming to a TV near you..
I’ll take Aquino, but this game is already lost. Deliberately so, it seems.
11 K’s thru 5 for Paddock
Well, at least every other team in the division has lost tonight. So there’s that. The Reds could pick up a game. Seems unlikely at the moment but scoring did last night.
What I want to know is why? I was fine with the pitcher hitting, and admittedly going into the next inning a run down. Now, if Tony S. is hurt, get him out of there, fine. there is nothing on any SM RN that says he is though. Poor Poor move by DB.
And Goudreau is at 40+ pitches and doing conspicuously worse than Santillian.
LDS i know right
and I guess fire the SD coach too…lol. these moves make no sense.
Double switch time? Stephenson for Goudreau and the new pitcher in for Barnhart?
TB is facing a lefty….where is the righty lefty……and…….backward K
That AB should have been TS..
I got it, we were never sweeping the Padres. But we swept the Brewers, and the Twins are suspect. But we do have to actually try to split this series.
The Reds need the next two games for a split in SD and at least one for a split in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
There is no doubt. David Bell put all the poor pitchers out tonight. Maybe it is protection, but isnt that what your poor long man is for. Reds better win the other two, should come out, and destroy that baseball.
good night for the Pirates to start their comeback
Reds have 13 games with the Pirates after the All Star break.
DooHomer held them to 1 run that is a positive
The Reds team has played some inspired and spirited ball this month. Still largely on track but Bell seems determined to put his computer-controlled monkey wrench into the proceedings. When David Bell makes a pitching change, I often relive a bad memory of a long gone three card Monte game. Just don’t play it!
Was Santillan injured or why would you remove a pitcher down by one run in the 3rd inning?
Why in a very winnable game would you find it a good opportunity to test out a DFA player from the Rockies?
Why is it that most relievers are not allowed to pitch more than one inning? Warren was picked up for a song and has done well. Six bouts of exactly one inning. Another good inning but no more.
Why is Doolittle still on the team? The Cowboy noted he threw 15 straight fastballs with predictably bad 92 mph results.
Don’t any of the coaches or David Bell himself confront these players or remind them that “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results?” Have they learned that lesson?