After the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, manager David Bell noted that reliever Michael Lorenzen would head back to the injured list. He had just returned from a shoulder injury, but he suffered a hamstring strain while scoring a run on a sacrifice fly on Saturday night.
“Michael is going to to on the IL with a right hamstring strain,” Bell said. “No timetable to speak of yet. After seeing him today it made sense to it made sense to put him on the IL tomorrow.”
Lorenzen also spoke after the game. He also stated that he wasn’t sure on a timeline for recovery, noting that he had never had this kind of injury before so he wasn’t sure on that front.
Nick Castellanos making progress
A tough weekend of losses to Milwaukee was made worse by the injury to Lorenzen, who is going to miss at least 10 days. But the team also lost outfielder Nick Castellanos – at least temporarily, after he was hit in the wrist by a pitch on Friday night. After running the bases he was replaced mid-game in the field and didn’t play on Saturday or Sunday. Following Sunday’s game, there was potentially some good news.
“He made progress overnight,” said Bell of Castellanos. “It’s much better today. He was not available. But based on the amount it felt better today compared to last night, I think that’s a good sign for tomorrow.”
The Cincinnati Reds will host the New York Mets beginning on Monday night at Great American Ball Park. And they’ll miss the best pitcher alive in Jacob deGrom, who was placed on the injured list on Sunday. The offense could certainly use the boost that Nick Castellanos brings. After he left the game on Friday the Reds offense went into hibernation the rest of the weekend – though to be completely fair, the Brewers pitching staff (and defense) had a lot to do with that, too – they are really, really good.