The Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago White Sox thanks to a big night from Joey Votto at the plate and a strong start by Tyler Mahle.
When it rains, it pours, and it poured in Chicago as the Cincinnati Reds lost Jesse Winker, Mike Moustakas, and Tyler Thornburg to injuries.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have now won 23 of the last 32 games they have played against the Cincinnati Reds after tonight's 9-6 victory. Keep in mind that Pittsburgh has finished fourth or fifth in the National League Central Division for each of the past three seasons. For the Reds, a too-little-too-late comeback attempt was futile.
An important three-game sweep of a divisional foe is within the Cincinnati Reds’ grasp today. Having taken the first two games of the weekend series at Milwaukee, the Reds can get back to the .500 mark with a win today over the Brewers.
The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers meet at 7:10 eastern time tonight in game 2 of their current three game series at Miller Park.
The Reds entered play on Friday having not scored in 23 consecutive innings. David Bell put out a lineup that featured Matt Davidson, Curt Casali and Christian Colon in the heart of the order. The Reds of course scored 6 runs in the 2nd inning, started off by a Kyle Farmer RBI-double and capped with a Matt Davidson 3-run bomb. Trevor Bauer continued his dominance, and he is a legit early season NL Cy Young candidate. The three game losing streak is over.
The Cincinnati Reds start the heart of their intradivisonal season tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians conclude the 2020 Ohio Cup Series tonight in Cleveland. The Reds can gain a split with a victory.
The Reds have found out what most in the American League have: Shane Bieber and Mike Clevinger are really good pitchers. The Reds could only muster 3 hits on the night and were shutout for the first time this season.
Jesse Winker might be as important as any Reds player in 2020. They need Winker to stay healthy to keep their lineup strong most nights in the NL Central.