The Cincinnati Reds (41-61) have won 13 of their last 20 and three games in a row. They will try to extend that winning streak to four in the second game of the three game series against the Miami Marlins (47-56) tonight.

Details:

  • Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Place: loanDepot Park, Miami, FL
  • TV: Bally Sports Ohio; MLB.TV (out-of-market)
  • Radio: 700 WLW

Lineups

Cincinnati Reds

Miami Marlins

2B Jonathan India 2B Joey Wendle
CF Nick Senzel SS Miguel Rojas
SS Kyle Farmer 1B Jesús Aguilar
1B Joey Votto DH Lewin Diaz
DH Donovan Solano RF Avisail Garcia
RF Aristides Aquino C Nick Fortes
3B Matt Reynolds LF Jesus Sanchez
LF Albert Almora CF Bryan De La Cruz
C Mark Kolozsvary 3B Charles Leblanc

 

Starting Pitchers

Name IP ERA xERA FIP xFIP WHIP K% BB%
Graham Ashcraft 66.0 4.64 3.72 4.05 4.02 1.42 15.6% 5.8%
Braxton Garrett 52.1 3.96 3.54 3.23 3.35 1.18 25.1% 5.5%

REDS

Just like Hunter Greene last night, Graham Ashcraft gets to face the Marlins for the second time in a week. He faced them on Thursday and gave up three earned runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings. Two of those three runs came off the bat of Marlins DH Jesús Aguilar.

Ashcraft has always been a contact pitcher–his ground ball rate is very high while his strikeout and walk rates are low–but this season, his walk rate has been exceptionally low at 5.8 percent. This is the lowest of his career, both in the minors and with the Reds. However, lately Ashcraft’s control has been not as great, walking eight batters in his last three starts. He walked nine batters total in his other nine starts.

MARLINS

Left-hander Braxton Garrett was the Marlins’ first round selection in the 2016 MLB draft and the seventh overall pick. Since making his major league debut during the shortened 2020 season, Garrett’s bounced around between Triple-A and the big leagues. He started seven of eight games he pitched in for the Marlins in 2021 and gave up 20 runs in 34.0 innings, while striking out 32 and walking 20 batters. After starting the season at Triple-A in 2022, he’s pitched much better at the big league level this season. In 52.1 innings, he has a 3.96 ERA/3.23 FIP in 52.1 innings. He’s struck out 55 batters, and he’s also lowered his walk rate to 5.5% from 12.6% in 2021.

Garrett faced the Reds last Wednesday and gave up five runs on seven hits in five innings. He did, however, strike out eight Reds batters. Matt Reynolds is 2-2 off him with two RBI. Albert Almora Jr is also 2-for-2 against him.

News and Notes

Trade deadline day is here. As expected, the Reds made some moves before the 6 pm deadline, and Redleg Nation has you covered with all the news:

Tyler Mahle reunites with Sonny Gray in Minnesota

Brandon Drury traded to San Diego

In conjunction with the trades, the Reds needed to add a couple players to the roster. Luis Cessa is one; the other move is still pending.

The Reds’ now #1 prospect, Noelvi Marte, is making his organizational debut at High-A Dayton tonight, hitting fourth and playing shortstop.

Right-hander José Acuña, the pitcher who the Reds received back in the Tyler Naquin trade to New York makes his first start at Low-A Daytona tonight.

 

 

171 Responses

  1. Old-school

    Reds executed a coherent plan the last 14 days with trades and draft. It may not work out, but for the first time in forever, they stuck to the plan. 2023 wont be a winner, but at least there is a new beginning and a new frontier in 2024 for Reds baseball. Go Reds.

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    • Optimist

      It’s odd to consider, but did anyone else in the division get better? Perhaps Milw, but it’s asking alot to step up to cover the trade of Hader. 2025 is clearly the target, and 2024 may surprise, but the division still seems lackluster next year. Stranger things have happened.

      Will be interesting to see where the farm ranks.

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      • Roger Garrett

        I agree and with Burnes/Woodruff being free agents after 2024 and both getting big raises the next 2 years along with Yelich’s deal their window may be closing.Same with the Cards unless Goldy and Arrenado continue to earn 50 mil plus they will be paid over the same time frame.

      • Old-school

        Arrenado has an opt out and his current contract pays great now but sunsets late. I could see him opting out to restructure that. Why the Cards urgency for SP and getting in on Soto. They failed on both.

  2. Kevin H

    Frustrating time to be a Reds fan. Who knows if prospects will work. Maybe 4, will make it in a Reds uniform.A few will be traded again and some won’t make it, or be a average mlb player.

    But hey “where you gonna go”

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    • Greenfield Red

      Kevin, I have a question for you: Of the 5 guys traded in the last few days, who among them was even going to be in Cincinnati by 2024, the first opportunity for the Reds to be any good at all… let alone 2025 when they can be really good considering who they have acquired in those last few days?

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      • Kevin H

        Mahle? Castillo? maybe Drury. Look I hope I am wrong and Reds are rocking in 2024, 2025.

        Yet Who knows as mentioned Prospect are just that. Until in a mlb uniform and performing.

      • VaRedsFan

        Kevin Mahle and Castillo are free agents after next year. So no…they aren’t here in 2024.

        Guys they have don’t have lifetime contracts, they expire after a certain year.

      • Greenfield Red

        Kevin, the answer to my question is 0.

        I don’t agree with Leather Pants much, but he was right in calling this one of the two best selloffs in the modern era.

    • greenmtred

      Kevin: The Reds will clearly miss those guys in the short run, but given the financial constraints, they were unlikely to extend Castillo, and it would have required multi-year contract–probably lots of years, leaving not much money to pay other players.

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  3. LarkinPhillips

    Reds acquire Austin Romine from the Cardinals, for cash.

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    • BK

      His .176 batting average will fit right in with Papierski and Kolosvary who both are currently hitting … .176.

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      • PTBNL

        That’s bizarre but true.

        Could we have at least traded for a catcher hitting .177 🙂

      • LarkinPhillips

        What a crazy stat. Thanks for that BK.

      • James Elliott

        What do you know. Bell put Diaz, our best reliever & only one with Era under 3.00, in a closing situation tonight & he came thru. Wake up. David. Thus guy needs to be our closer

    • Melvin

      Good hitting catchers are hard to come by. That’s why moving Stephenson is so hard.

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  4. Dennis Westrick

    Given the recent acquisitions by the Padres if they don’t win the NL West and more they probably never will.

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  5. LDS

    Austin Romine, seriously? Another old cast off. Maybe he’s better than the current options, or not. Another Bell special. The old guys are still here despite Krall’s claim to be looking at the younger players

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    • Hunt4RedsOct

      These young pitchers need a capable catcher. This is a good move only necessary due to the injuries to TySteve and Garcia.

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      • Roger Garrett

        Known for defense.Ours are not known for anything

    • LDS

      I guess there’s a law somewhere that says the Reds never acquire anyone from an active roster or who may have value currently. Oh well, we know the next few years suck. So it goes

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    • wkuchad

      “another Bell special”

      What in the world? According to you, Bell must own the Reds, be the GM, manager, act as pitching and hitting coach, and probably the traveling secretary. What don’t you blame Bell for?

      Do you get a nickel every time you mention his name?

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      • LDS

        It’s a Bell special in the sense that he’s demonstrated an affinity for 30+ year old mediocrity. I didn’t say Bell was making the decision just that this is his kind of player. I do hope you are being well paid for being Bell’s cheerleader.

      • 2020ball

        lol, who’s cheering for Bell? Not even close to what he was trying to tell you.

    • VaRedsFan

      Veteran catcher capable of handling a young pitching staff. Good move

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    • Earmbrister

      Yes LDS, seriously.

      The Cardinals seriously used Romine due to injuries in a pennant chase. Are the Reds better than the Cards?

      The Reds seriously needed a veteran catcher to work with the youngsters.

      The Yankees seriously played Romine as well.

      Seriously.

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    • LDS

      Not impressed. But I don’t mind as the odd man out here.

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      • 2020ball

        Is anyone here impressed by this? All anyone is saying is they’re being more reasonable than you. Why even complain about it at all, its a back-up catcher and he’s not blocking anyone.

      • MBS

        @LDS, doing your best Shania Twain impression, “that don’t impress me much”

    • greenmtred

      You’ve noticed that Stevenson is injured? These guys won’t be starting next year. It’s a Krall special, by the way.

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  6. William

    I checked every prospect that the Reds received. In short, I was impressed. Encarnacion may be a 23rd top prospect, but he is a stud. He might be the Reds first baseman in a few years. He still has plenty of development left. The Reds only traded for prospects who are actually performing well. Good job GM!

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  7. JB

    Absolutely happy with all the players the Reds picked up. The farm system has to be top 5. Going to be fun to watch all the prospects grow. This is a heads up to Senzel, Aquino and others in the system. Get better or you will be replaced. For once the organization has alot of depth. If you can’t find anything good in these trades then you need to find a different team. You have to hand it to krall , he has a plan and he is sticking to it. No half in.

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    • 2020ball

      Castillo return looks great, Mahle’s return looks solid and provided some near-term talent. Trading Drury and Pham for anything is a win. Naquin seemed a decent return as well.

      They’re prospects so time will tell how Krall did. All these deals have a chance to look very shrewd in the future, including the Winker deal. Mahle’s deal looks to have the biggest chance to look mediocre in the next few years. Surprised they held onto Solano, or perhaps there was no real interest even though he would upgrade plenty of team’s benches. Overall though I’d give the FO a B to B+ for these moves. At least it seems theyre committing to a plan, and I like that they didn’t focus on major league readiness or forcing a trade for a catcher just so they can move TS to first.

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  8. Bet on Red

    I see solano survived…. pleasently happy of the results we got back for these players. Also like to see MIL dumping money, showing that they may not be able to return the whole team next year.

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  9. JB

    I would like to see Moose DFA’d in the coming days. He has absolutely no use on this team. The Reds have to pay him anyways whether he is on the team or not. He is just taking a spot. Like Cowboy said , find out about Fairchild and Aquino the rest of the year.

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    • 2020ball

      I dont see any reason to DFA him, you can bury him on the bench though. Even though he’s been shaky he’s still probably a better player than a rushed prospect.

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    • wkuchad

      I don’t DFA this year. I’d wait until early spring training, similar to Aki.

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    • Earmbrister

      Moustakas is blocking Fairchild and Aquino? I know he’s a liability at 3B and 1B, but I didn’t see a move to the OF 😉

      Fairchild and Aquino need reps in the OF, not DH.

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    • BK

      Here’s why I hold on to Moose until next spring … if we cut him now, perhaps he shows up at spring training for another team in the best shape of his career and produces while we pay him. I would keep him and use him only as a PH/injury replacement. Next spring, he shows up capable of producing and gets to keep playing or he gets cut and no one wants him. He’s not blocking anyone from playing on the Reds for the rest of this year and you don’t want to have to call up a prospect that’s not ready to take his roster spot.

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  10. JB

    Nice job Aquino. He had 2 months to shine and that’s a good start. God knows the Reds need him.

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    • Chris

      We forget that his last time up in the month of June he was hitting about .360 until he got hurt again. Let’s hope he lights up August again.

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  11. 2020ball

    “Sprinting down the line” whiyle blowing a bubble lol. He wasn’t sprinting, but he ran hard and thats all it took.

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  12. VaRedsFan

    So Bader goes to NYY. He’ll have to cut those goldie locks…lol

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  13. LT

    Like clock work, players play well on the first game back. Alomar yesterday and Aquino today. Whether it will be downhill from here remains to be seen. Let’s make sure we. Ring up a new player every day please 🙂

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    • Earmbrister

      Let’s ring them up if we’re pitching, not if we’re hitting 😉

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  14. Bdh

    Acuna is dealing in his first start as a reds minor leaguer.

    So far in 4 innings –
    0 runs
    0 walks
    2 hits
    5 strikeouts

    Naquin trade is going to look real good. Rodriguez had a triple in his debut too.

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  15. LT

    The way Votto runs to first base when he walks with 2 men in base is like he just wins the World Series. And the guy is paid to drive in runs. Gutless. And he always points to his on base percentages as his ticket to HoF.

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    • Chris

      I’ve never seen Votto point to anything, much less his OBP as his ticket to the HOF. Sounds like you just don’t like Votto.

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      • LT

        I despise the guy if you have not noticed.

  16. Chris

    Just one more reason to keep Aquino. That kid has a gun.

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    • JB

      At least for a late inning defensive replacement. Now to keep that bat going.

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  17. 2020ball

    What a throw, with basically no loft on it. Nice play AA.

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  18. Old-school

    Aquino makes my brain hurt. He hits for power. He has a cannon. He swings at everything and has no plate discipline. He can run. Id give him 100 at bats in a row though. Better than pham

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    • Chris

      I agree, but that first called strike destroyed his AB. Forced him to swing at the next pitch that was about in the same spot, and that put him at 0-2. Horrible calls behind the dish can really mess an AB up.

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    • 2020ball

      Aquino’s a better defender than Pham, but he looks lost at the plate like in that AB just now. Pham at least has a plan and makes hard contact, which only produces average production but still solid.

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  19. Old-school

    Aquino swings at a pitch 3 feet in the dirt and 2 feet off the plate. My brain still hurts.

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    • 2020ball

      He swung badly at 3 straight sliders. He looked overmatched there.

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      • 2020ball

        k I’m seeing things. called strike and a ball in there

  20. Bet on Red

    Everyone talking about 2030 timeline is wrong, obviously we kept Solano for one reason and one reason only. We are going to this post season. Now that we have cut lose the dead weight of Drury, Mahle, Castillo and Naquin, this team is primed for a 40 game winning streak, combined with the slides that the dirty birds and the Brewers are going to suffer after getting rid of their closer and star third string catcher….. Rommine was the pickup this team needed. World series or bust

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  21. LT

    Votto was looking for another free pass, smh. Anyone has stat on which player struck out looking the most?

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    • Mark Moore

      Eye test and memory tells me it’s between JV and 3M.

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      • PTBNL

        I thought 3M’s MO was to swing at a breaking pitch 3 feet outside on the 3rd strike.

      • Mark Moore

        That as well PTBNL, but he’s racked up his share of backward K’s in the scorebook as well.

  22. PTBNL

    In an interesting note, Acuna pitching against his teammates 2 day ago in Florida State League action.

    You think he has a good scouting report on them?

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    • Greenfield Red

      Nick Krall’s last 6 weeks:

      2022 International class: A+
      2022 Draft: A+
      2022 Trade deadline: A+… called historic by at least 1 talking head.

      Going to be a high draft position in 2023. I saw a note that at least the best catcher in the international market is expected to sign here.

      Not bad.

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  23. Mark Moore

    Bull Krall now with the WLW team. You have to know he’s exhausted at this point. He did a great job.

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    • VaRedsFan

      He spoke well on the TV side too.
      I wish they would bring him in more. Other teams do it.

      Except for the Minor trade, I think he’s done a great job pointing the team in a fresh new direction.

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  24. VaRedsFan

    DeGromm pitching for the 1st time in a year tonight.
    He is a master.
    I hope Hunter can watch him, and see how he handles his secondary pitches, and grow into a clone of him

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  25. Kevin H

    AA has a career 213 batting average with 196 strike outs in 516 Ab’s and yet people think he can help.

    Senzel has a career 248 batting average with 186 strike outs in 804 Ab’s and people suggest he is a role playing outfielder at best.

    So my question is what is the difference. I much rather have Senzel than AA.

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    • LT

      I have a theory on this. AA, as bad as he is, averagewise, he had some spectacular games and that’s what stuck in the mind of people. Senzel is just non spectacular average, regular Joe, so no one remembers her.

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    • VaRedsFan

      We’d just rather see AA then Pham or Reynolds.
      Neither might not be a future great Red, but that’s why we want to see and find out.

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    • Pete Blowers

      Career wRC+

      Aquino 87
      Senzel 77

      Who is the better fielder? Better baserunner? Who based on one month appears to have the better upside?

      I can see preferring Nick but it’s close worse case.

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      • Kevin H

        I look at offense numbers from their stats not war. I am not a analytical guy.

    • Old-school

      Just stop. Comparing Senzel to Aquino is like comparing Stephenson to Hunter Greene. Why?

      Aquino is a power hitting RF with a cannon who has zero plate displine and strikes out like no one else.

      Senzel is 95% sprint speed CF with Plate discipline who struggles to get his OPS up.

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      • Kevin H

        I have a opinion like everyone else and I can post just like everyone else.

        Thank you and have a great day.

  26. Pete Blowers

    Acuna’s final line:
    5 IP
    4 H
    1 Unearned R
    0 BB
    6 K

    Kid looks very composed out there. Like what I’m seeing so far…

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    • 2020ball

      Thanks for posting this, lots of new names to watch on the farm

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  27. Beaufort Red

    How did we not trade Sadak today? He’s really hurting my head today.

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    • JB

      I will say this about Sadak, when he is with Welsh and Cowboy , he isn’t as bad. Welsh and Cowboy have alot to talk about that keeps Sadak quiet. Larkin? Has nothing to say and when he does it’s pretty useless. Sadak has alot of dead air to fill with Larkin. And that’s when he starts spitting out a bunch of stats that just overload our heads.

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      • Mark Moore

        That’s one of the biggest problems. He is allergic to what he perceives as “dead air” so he starts filling it with whatever nonsense crosses his mind. Look at some of the truly great announcers (Scully, Nuxy, etc.) and they would let the game speak for itself quite often. And that was radio … we can actually see stuff going on and Sadak STILL has to run off at the mouth.

      • VaRedsFan

        That’s my assessment too.
        Larkin makes Sadak worse IMO.

      • 2020ball

        Scully did not leave dead air time. I loved putting him on late night, but he was talking the whole time, trust me. He didnt need anyone else because of it.

      • 2020ball

        Larkin and Sadak are both bad is what it really is. Cowboy and Welsh were always the reason I tuned in anyway so it doesn’t really matter who the other guy is.

    • Mark Moore

      It’s why I don’t listen to the Bally feed if I can help it. Even with Cowboy there, it’s just unbearable. What further baffles me are people who comment (usually FB) how he’s such a great announcer. Not sure why he keeps his job.

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      • VaRedsFan

        I don’t mind Sadak. Like JB said, Larkin offering no insight, even when Sadak begs for it, just makes him seem worse. I think Sadak would be better on radio than TV.

      • JB

        I love Cowboy. I swear there are times Larkin isn’t even in the booth because he never says anything.

  28. Kevin H

    Okay done moaning, positive note looks like Ashcraft is letting Lodolo and Greene know anything you can do I can do better lol

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      • PTBNL

        I got you SOQ, “We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun”……………you’re welcome.

  29. SOQ

    Is it allowable for Aquino to seek hitting advice privately from Pete? He needs it.

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    • Mark Moore

      Somebody needs to get through to him. Barring that, he’s never going to contribute consistently. Great arm, solid fielder, can light into one at times. But zero consistency at the MLB level.

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  30. Old-school

    Aquino arm is like billy Hamilton speed. It’s a weapon . how you balance that with his lack of plate discipline I have no idea but he is a really good right fielder.

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    • JB

      I think he has 2 months to show the front office if he has what it takes to stay here. Time is running out for him. What is he 28? How long can we wait here?

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      • Bet on Red

        The answer is that we can wait until someone pushes the issue from below

      • JB

        That’s true. I guess same thing with Fairchild.

  31. JB

    Did the Reds fill Mahle and Drurys spots or are we 2 men down?

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    • MBS

      The above article says Cessa was 1, but the other was unknown at this point, so maybe we got 25 guys now.

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      • 2020ball

        It looks to me they’re playing a man down. Gameday’s roster is 25 players, that last spot is usually a SP however.

  32. Old-school

    I was a huge fan of signing Derek Johnson to be the pitching coach. Ive also been a big critic the last 12 months. That said, with Castillo and Mahle now traded, the Top 4 pitchers on the Reds in 2022 are :

    1.) Ashcraft
    2.) Diaz
    3.) Lodolo
    4.) Greene

    Give DJ credit for pushing these guys

    Farmer just whiffed on a routine grounder.

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  33. Old-school

    I was a huge fan of signing Derek Johnson to be the pitching coach. Ive also been a big critic the last 12 months. That said, with Castillo and Mahle now traded, the Top 4 pitchers on the Reds in 2022 are :

    1.) Ashcraft
    2.) Diaz
    3.) Lodolo
    4.) Greene

    Give DJ credit for pushing these guys

    Farmer just whiffed on a routine grounder.

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    • Mark Moore

      The “explanation” is that he was anticipating it to come up more and it stayed down.

      I think he’s gassed at this point. He’s grinding it out, but plays like that show the wear and tear. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen that out of the Farm Dawg. It won’t be the last.

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      • Roger Garrett

        He is gassed just as last year.Guy plays hurt and gives 100% but short is a very demanding position.

      • JB

        I will say this about Farmer, if he gets to the ball it’s an out. I was shocked he missed that. Problem is he doesn’t have alot of range. He is definitely the Derek Jeter mold on defense.

  34. MBS

    Barrero come on up Grandpa Farmer is losing it. Lol JK, but I seriously hope Barrero comes up, his bat is just starting to collect hits, might as well collect them up here.

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    • JB

      I think he would show more than what Barrero showed when he made the jump.

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      • 2020ball

        There’s no reason to rush him so not what I’d do, but those are the type of prospects that can maybe do something at the ML level. I’m sure he’d be overmatched at first.

  35. eddiek957

    I think Pham was entrusted with too much responsibility in the early season. I wonder if he would have had more trade value if he would have been given another week of spring training. I think with AA you have to expect disappointment but when he comes through it’s sweet. I love the trades.

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  36. JB

    Farmer is beat up. He needs about a week off to get those bruises and aches to heal.

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  37. Bet on Red

    Tommy Pham batting 2nd for the Sox tonight. I assume someone was slapped for the mistake

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  38. Old-school

    Someone correct me…but what is going on with Barrero? Box score says 3 errors. Might be time to admit its no longer physical in AAA and all the SS signings might be correlated.

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  39. Bdh

    Ashcraft just hit 100mph on his last pitch of the 7th! Good lord!

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  40. Roger Garrett

    Reds need another run or two.Have fanned 12 times with 2 errors and 3 hits yet still lead 2-1.Never goes like this often.India and Solano with 6 of the punch outs.

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    • Old-school

      We got no lefty hitters. Votto died and Winker got traded. Naquin traded and Moose is just dead weight. Gotta get some lefty thumpers.

      This is a crisis. reds dont have any lefty hitters anywhere.
      Bullpen and Lefty hitters are a crisis in Reds land.

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  41. VaRedsFan

    Cessa’s back, so no doubt he’ll put his paws on this game

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  42. Roger Garrett

    Up date on the strikeouts.Solano with 4 and Aquino and India with 3 a piece.Thats 14 and counting.

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  43. Bet on red

    I see we were unable to trade Miami Valley Gaming, shame

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    • Daytonnati

      Should have packaged it with Western and Southern’s “Gentle on My Mind” twins.

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      • Bet on Red

        Thankfully, I am not subjected to that

  44. RedsGettingBetter

    Solano in a weird 4K-game …. Aquino the same thing, 3 Ks more in just 4 ABs… aside the 2-RBI single that gives the lead until now… The offense looks very weak after Drury, Pham, Naquin departures…

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  45. Mark A Verticchio

    Listening to the Cardinal announcers taking pity on the Reds for everything they have lost and bragging abut the 7 easy wins they have left vs the Reds, that maybe, unless the rookie pitchers are still pitching. However, I don’t think that they have a clue what the Reds got back in return. I personally like the way this team is heading and believe in 2 or 3 years they will be awful good. Even next year with the 3 rookie pitchers only getting better with a little luck they won’t be bad.

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  46. Mark Moore

    Anybody else find that Statcast animation recreation a little creepy?

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  47. Mark Moore

    Oops … can’t do that to Jesus. He can and does swing hard.

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  48. Bet on Red

    This is why we are still going to be competitive next year….. We have three Studs on the rotation, and a crafty right hander in Overton. Just need to re sign Minor…. I mean get a servicable starter. We have starters at C, 1st, 2nd, SS, and CF. We have a few prosepects that are going to start rocketing up the minors and we have shed alot of money that can now be used forward

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    • JohnnyTV

      I’ll feel more confident when Stephenson returns from an increasingly bad sounding injury.

      And if we see Krall spend those savings more wisely than last winter.

      The needs are apparent.

      We’ve got the shortstops well stocked.

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  49. Bet on Red

    Notice how, Diaz is now the Closer now the deadline has passed. 4 in a row

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  50. Mark Moore

    Ash is fired up … nice win for him and a save for Diaz. Gutted this one out against a very scrappy Minnows club.

    Onward to tomorrow. It’s a bright new day.

    BTW, any chance 3M was secretly dealt Sunday night? 😀

    Night, all.

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  51. JohnnyTV

    We’re likely to see a lot of this for awhile.

    Solid starting pitching. Not a lot of runs. Fingers crossed bullpen.

    Great to see Lodolo, Greene and Ashcraft deliver is succession.

    They should rightfully be whooping it.

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  52. VaRedsFan

    That’s the great thing about baseball. Aquino struck out 3 times. But drove in all the runs and saved one with a great throw. Contribute however you can, pick each other up. Whatever it takes as long as it’s a win

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  53. Wallyum

    Brought a smile to my face when I checked the standings this morning. Especially since it came at the expense of the Cubs. I don’t think it’s sustainable with the offense they’ve got left, but I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. Minor tonight, against a kid with a sub 2 era, so at least it should be over quick.

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