Robert Dugger replaced the departed rotation spot of Tyler Mahle, and his first start back with the big league club did not go well. Dugger allowed a pair of home runs and four walks in just four innings. The Reds offense struggled for a fifth straight game as they lost players at the trade deadline. The Reds have scored just 9 runs over the last 5 games.
The Cincinnati Reds (23-40) will return home for a 6-game homestand starting against the Milwaukee Brewers (35-30) tonight at 6:40 PM.
Tommy Pham and Mike Moustakas combined with four extra base hits off the great Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff, but it wasn't nearly enough to stop the Reds from adding on to their worst start in franchise history. Tyler Mahle only lasted 3.1 innings as he struggled with his command. The Reds have now lost 17 of 18 to fall to 3-20 on the season. The Reds are now 12.5 games back in the NL Central.
The Cincinnati Reds (3-19) will travel to Wisconsin to start a three game series with the first place Milwaukee Brewers (15-8) tonight at 7:40 PM. The Reds have the worst record in baseball, they are off to their worst start in franchise history and have lost 17 of 18 games. The Brewers have won 5 of 6, and since starting the season 4-5, they have gone 11-3.
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 (69-58) will look to rebound from a painful blown lead last night to the Milwaukee Brewers (77-49) tonight at 8:10 PM. The Reds enter play on Wednesday 8.5 games back in the NL Central. The Reds continue to hold the NL second wild card spot with a 1.0 game lead thanks the Padres losing again last night. The Padres have lost 10 of 12.
The Reds offense had a big night against an NL Cy Young contender for the second time in 12 days. The Reds scored 4 runs off Corbin Burnes. He entered the game having only allowed 1 run in his last 3 starts (21.0 IP). Unfortunately for the Reds, Michael Lorenzen did not have it for the first time in 2021. The Brewers scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to erase the Reds 4-1 lead.
Luis Castillo's resurgence continued, but the Cincinnati Reds lost in extra-innings to the first place Milwaukee Brewers Saturday night.
The Cincinnati Reds will host the Milwaukee Brewers as the race for the National League Central title kicks off in the second half.
The Cincinnati Reds had not made it to the All-Star break with a winning record in seven years. That changed on Friday night in Milwaukee. The Reds clinched their first winning record in the first half since 2014. The Reds are now 23-14 in their last 37 games, and they are 6.0 back in the NL Central. The Reds are also now 31-14 vs the NL Central since September 13, 2020.
The Cincinnati Reds (45-42) will try to rebound from a tough loss last night against the Milwaukee Brewers (53-36).
Things were looking really good for the Cincinnati Reds, until they weren't. The bullpen melted and blew a 6-1 lead to the Royals.