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. 
Nick Senzel (Photo: Doug Gray)

Pittsburgh Pirates continue domination of Cincinnati Reds with 9-6 win

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.