Jonathan India has returned from the injured list after a rehab stint in Triple-A, but that was just one of several Reds roster moves.
Luis Castillo gave the Reds six very strong innings, but his offense, defense and the home plate umpire let him down on this night. The Cardinals scored both of their runs in the first inning off Castillo, courtesy of a missed call that should have been strike 3 to end the inning, followed by two Reds errors.
The Cincinnati Reds activated Joey Votto from the injured list, but also placed four players on the restricted list for the trip to Toronto.
Aristides Aquino has cleared waivers and the Cincinnati Reds have outrighted the outfielder to Triple-A Louisville.
The Cincinnati Reds fell behind 3-0 early on Thursday night with an assist to some tough luck to opener, Luis Cessa. The Reds for all their flaws, never quit. Aristides Aquino had looked as bad as you possibly could in his first two trips to the plate, but battled back from an 0-2 count to make it a 1-run game in the 6th inning.
Vladimir Gutierrez gave up two runs in the first inning, but the Reds pitching held up their end after that. The Reds bullpen has only allowed 4 runs through 13.1 innings this season as they held the Braves scoreless for 4.2 innings tonight. The Reds fought back in the 9th, just like they did 24 hours ago, but once again were one run short. Pham walked with 2 outs and Votto drove him in, but Aquino popped out to end the game.
The Cincinnati Reds have a decision to make for their 5th outfielder on the roster and it's likely between Aristides Aquino and Shogo Akiyama
The Reds fell behind 4-0 on Friday evening in a stadium that understandably felt lifeless. The Reds 2021 season is virtually over, but as this team has shown time and time again they never quit. They once again came roaring back. The Reds are now two wins away from finishing at least .500. It would be just the 4th time in the last 20 full seasons that the Reds finish at .500 or better.
The Cincinnati Reds try for a second consecutive win over the Miami Marlins as they chase the San Diego Padres for a wild card berth
The Cincinnati Reds hope to get back on the winning track tonight versus the Miami Marlins at GABP in Cincinnati.