Trevor Bauer (Original photo by Erik Drost)

Cincinnati Reds get must win at Wrigley behind Bauer & Moustakas

Mike Moustakas' three-run homer in the first inning off Yu Darvish felt like it was worth 25 runs. The Reds entered play having failed to score a run in 15 consecutive innings, and they had backed themselves into what was a must win game tonight. The three runs Moustakas drove in would prove to be more than enough for Trevor Bauer. He took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and dominated the Cubs over 7.2 innings.
Mike Moustakas

Cincinnati Reds vs Kansas City Royals – August 19, 2020 (let’s play 2!)

The Cincinnati Reds (9-11) are finally back on the field after four days off due a positive COVID-19 test. The Reds will travel to St. Louis tomorrow for a massive four game series this weekend, but first things first they will play a doubleheader today against the Kansas City Royals (9-14). Friendly reminder these games today will only be 7 innings each. That seems to be a massive advantage for the Reds with Castillo and Bauer on the mound. The Royals have the 10th best bullpen ERA in the MLB also, so two less innings minimizes that some.