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Previewing the Cubs Series, Should Austin Romine Return in 2023?

The Reds will wrap up the season with six straight games against the Cubs. The first three will come at Wrigley Field this weekend, with a trio of afternoon games. They will then return to Cincinnati for a three-game set beginning on Monday. They’ll play at 6…

 
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Luis Castillo's Extension and the Reds, 15-39

Last weekend, former Reds pitcher Luis Castillo signed a contract extension with his new team, the Seattle Mariners. Castillo was already under Mariner team control in 2023 in what would have been his final year of arbitration.In his new deal, the 2022 NL All…

 
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Fairchild's Future, Scouting Mitch Keller, Reds Lose to Pirates

The Reds claimed outfielder Stuart Fairchild off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants on June 11. He had recorded 11 Major League plate appearances in 2022, eight with the Giants and three with the Mariners, going 0 for 8 with five strikeouts. Fairchild w…

 
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Babes lead the way, Guardians a template?, Pirates again

After having been outscored 20-6 the previous three games, the Reds avoided a four-game sweep by the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-1 win. Rookies Nick Lodolo (24), Alexis Diaz (25) and Spencer Steer (24) led the way in the series finale. The win gave the Reds 60…

 
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Roster Moves, Scouting Corbin Burnes, Reds Lose to Brewers

The Reds announced before Friday’s game that Mike Minor had been placed on the IL with shoulder soreness. To fill his spot on the roster, Connor Overton was activated from the 60-day IL. Nick Senzel was transferred to the 60-day IL to free up a 40-man roster …

 
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Brewers Win, Another Silver Lining, How Have They Hit?

On the strength of three home runs by second baseman Kolten Wong and six dominant innings of pitching from Brandon Woodruff, the Brewers beat the Reds 5-1. It was the 20th anniversary of the last game played at Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field. The Brewers ga…

 
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Siani, AL East Champs, Baker's Bullpen, Tragic Numbers, Brewers

The Reds called up outfielder Mike Siani from Triple-A to take the place of Nick Senzel on the major league roster. Senzel suffered a season-ending injury yesterday in breaking the sesamoid bone in his left foot. The 23-year-old Siani was the Reds' over-slot …

 
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Senzel Out for Year, Ashcraft Returning, Reds Lose to Red Sox

Rookie starting pitcher Graham Ashcraft will likely return to the Reds rotation on Saturday, according to the Enquirer's Bobby Nightengale.

 
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Cessa as Starter, Plate Discipline, Bello Scouting

Is Luis Cessa a candidate for the 2023 Reds starting rotation?The 30-year-old pitcher mentioned his interest in that possibility after his most recent start. “I think it’s a big opportunity for me,” Cessa said. “Working hard every time I pitch just maybe give…

 
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Greene's Sizzling Return, Reds Win Last Game vs. Cards, Red Sox Preview

Boy, did we miss you, Hunter Greene.The 23-year-old returned to a big-league mound on Saturday evening and turned in one of the most impressive starts of his rookie season. Greene threw six shutout innings against the division-leading Cardinals, striking out …

 
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Early Results of Senzel's Swing Change, Reds' AFL Reps

We regularly warn about the dangers of small sample sizes. A sudden surge over a short period of time doesn't mean a lot in many cases. Players can get hot for a week or a month at a time but will eventually return to their career norms in most cases. Excepti…

 
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Snapped Losing Streak, A Silver Lining, Scouting Flaherty

The Reds (57-86) got off the mat to beat the first-place Cardinals in St. Louis 3-2. They used the improbable combo of strong pitching from Chase Anderson and the bullpen, and excellent defense to snap the team's 6-game losing streak. PitchingChase Anderson m…

 
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REDS MORNING SPIN (9.15.22)

The Reds dropped their sixth straight game on Wednesday, losing 10-4 to the last place Pittsburgh Pirates. Some may argue this is the low point of the season for the Reds, despite the 3-22 start to the season. PitchingNick Lodolo got the start for the Reds, a…

 
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A Double Dose of Defeat

A doubleheader between two of the five worst teams in baseball in the middle of September. Does it get any better than that?!The Reds looked like a club just ready for the season to be over on Tuesday, dropping both games against the Pirates to extend their l…

 
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Senzel's Stance Change, Meet Raynel Espinal, Another Minor Malfunction

The revolving door of pitchers you've never heard of keeps on turning.Yesterday, the Reds promoted right-handed pitcher Raynel Espinal (pronounced RYE-nell ESS-pee-nahl) from Triple-A Louisville and placed Justin Dunn on the COVID-IL. Espinal will possibly st…

 
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Missed Extra Point, Justin Dunn, The Week Ahead

The Reds spotted Milwaukee an early lead and saw their comeback fall short, losing 7-6 to the Brewers. Milwaukee leads the season series 10-5 with four more games to come in a couple weeks at GABP. PitchingJustin Dunn started and gave up six runs in three inn…

 
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Mighty Fine, MLB Rule Changes, Adrian Houser

The Commissioner's Office recommended and pushed through three rule changes yesterday for the major leagues that will begin in 2023. They include a pitch clock, a ban on defensive shifts and the use of larger bases. Players on the competition committee voted …

 
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Reds Take Series From Cubs, Scouting Jason Alexander, Roster Moves

The Reds beat the Cubs on Thursday to take the series. That brings their record to 4-2 so far in September, and pushes them to 55 wins on the season. It technically keeps the chances of a winning season alive, but they'd need to win all but one game to even p…

 
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Analyzing Fraley's 2nd Half, Aquino Punishes Cubs

The beginning of Jake Fraley's run with the Reds couldn't have gone much worse. After the Reds acquired him from the Mariners in March, Fraley stepped into a platoon role against right-handed pitchers. He got off to a dreadful start, posting a 20 wRC+ in 48 A…

 
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Ashcraft & Greene Progress, Almora Returns, Moran Leaves, Reds Walk Everyone

Graham Ashcraft threw a bullpen session on Tuesday and will face live hitters on Friday, reports the Enquirer's Bobby Nightengale. If all goes well later this week, he could make one rehab start before rejoining the Reds rotation for two starts to close out t…