The Cincinnati Reds and the Colorado Rockies are reportedly in serious trade talks involving big leaguers.
It started out so well. The Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Meanwhile, the Marlins were down 6-3 in the 8th inning. Those two scores hold, the Reds are somehow, someway back within 1.5 games of playoff spot. But it's 2020. The Marlins rallied to win 7-6. Sonny Gray cruised through the first three innings, but then the rain fell and it fell hard in the 4th inning. Gray walked two batters as it appeared he could not get a good grip on the baseball. The Cubs ended up scoring 5 runs in the 4th inning with a grand total of one ball leaving the infield.
The Cincinnati Reds have designated Cody Reed for assignment and activated right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson from the injured list.
Cincinnati Reds right-handed reliever Robert Stephenson has been placed on the injured list. Catcher Tucker Barnhart has been activated.
Is Robert Stephenson primed to break out? The Cincinnati Reds reliever has one of the better offspeed pitches in baseball, so it may not take much.
If the Reds were planning on bookending their season, I would have preferred the second win be at the end of the World Series.
Sonny Gray threw six strong innings before the Reds' bullpen let him down yet again. Phillip Ervin, however, saved the day with an 11th inning walk-off home run.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Robert Stephenson has struggled with fastball command in his career. But he's made some changes that could turn it into a weapon.