Four Cincinnati Reds pitchers combined to limit the Washington Nationals to a run on four hits in a 2-1 Cincinnati victory Tuesday night. All three runs in the game were scored on solo home runs.
As a Great American Ball Park crowd of 17,234 chanted "M-V-P, M-V-P," Jesse Winker took an eighth-inning curtain call following his third homer of the game. It capped a 4-for-4 game with a walk and three homers (all solo shots), leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Winker is in the midst of the finest offensive season of his four-year major league career, improving his average to .356 with 11 homers and 26 RBI.
The Cincinnati Reds go for the series win tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second game of their three-game series.
It was another day with impressive hitting in run-producing situations and for power, as the Cincinnati Reds won their fourth in a row and fourth out of five games out of the gate with a 14-1 win over Pittsburgh. Some in Redleg Nation and beyond will cite small sample size before being willing to consider that this might be the start of something big. I will certainly admit that it's too early to say anything other than maybe all of last year's bad BABIP luck is reversing itself in less than a week's time. It's also very fair to suggest that for at least the past two days, they have been playing against essentially a Class AAAA team.
It has only been four games, but the energy and passion from the 2021 Cincinnati Reds is palpable. Since a nightmare first inning on Opening Day, the Reds have played inspired baseball. They have competed in every at-bat. Each pitcher has stepped into their role and thrived. The Reds fell behind early tonight, but the offense kept grinding out at-bats until they finally broke through.
The Cincinnati Reds are going to be going with a multiple reliever closer by committee situation to begin the 2021 season.
Lucas Sims returned to the mound today for the Cincinnati Reds, and we've got an update on Tejay Antone who is coming back from an injury.
Amir Garrett & Lucas Sims have still yet to pitch in a game this spring for the Cincinnati Reds, but both expect to be ready for Opening Day.
Shogo Akiyama is back in Goodyear, Arizona in Cincinnati Reds spring training after a family scare kept him away for the last week.
Cincinnati Reds general manager Nick Krall spoke about the shortstop position, who is fighting for a rotation spot and more on Monday.