Cincinnati Reds reliever Mychal Givens has been around long enough to understand the rhythms of a season. With the Reds staggering at the end of a frustrating nine-game road trip, Givens delivered a fastball that gave Cincinnati a much-needed jolt, exorcising some bad vibes in the process. Givens struck out Pittsburgh’s Hoy Park with a 98 mph heater to seal a 1-0 win over the Pirates on Thursday to send the Reds home for a pivotal series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with something akin to momentum.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 7:52 pm
The Reds lost in Pittsburgh Wednesday night because the Pirates, of all teams, made the sort of winning play the Reds have been seeking for a month. With the game tied in the last of the 9th, Wilmer Difo scored from 2nd on a grounder to 1st. Difo took advantage of a Votto bobble, hustled his aspirations off and scored ahead of Givens’ throw.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:02 pm
Sep. 16—The Cincinnati Reds are tied for the second-worst record (6-14) in the National League in the last 20 games, and the stretch has cost them a role as the favorite to win the second wild card. A second straight loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4 on Wednesday, means the Reds (75-71) will lose their seventh straight series. They have to win Thursday afternoon to avoid being swept for the …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:13 pm
But after a year in broadcasting hell, Brennaman thinks it might be time for him to return to doing what he loves. Per the Cincinnati Enquirer: If I’m in the grocery or getting a cup of coffee at the local convenient shop, 99% of those I bump into, I’ll hear, ‘We wish you were back, we miss you! Let’s say it’s even 90%.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:09 pm
The Cincinnati Reds (75-71) and Pittsburgh Pirates (54-91) meet Thursday to put a lid on a three-game set at PNC Park. First pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. ET.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:06 pm
WHIP, 5 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pirates +133, Reds -147; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Cincinnati will play on Thursday. The Pirates are 34-40 on their home turf. Pittsburgh is hitting a collective batting average of .
Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:18 am
Yasmani Grandal pulls an RBI single into right field and drives in José Abreu to tie the game at 2 in the 6th inning
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:11 am
The Cincinnati Reds lost again, again. It was once again to the Pittsburgh Pirates, they of the ‘those Pittsburgh Pirates oh my god’ familiarity. I’d relay exactly how tough this one was – after tying the game late and then having absolutely everything fall apart in the 9th – but you know that story.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:10 am
Adalberto Mondesi bounces an RBI groundout to shortstop, bringing home Salvador Perez and trimming the Royals’ deficit to 5-2 in the 4th
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:38 am
Jonathan India cracks a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Tucker Barnhart to trim the Pirates’ lead to 4-3 in the top of the 7th inning
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:19 am
Sep. 15—A matchup with the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates did not slow the late-season fall in the standings by the Cincinnati Reds — not on Tuesday at least. The Reds lost 6-5 in Pittsburgh and watched as the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the New York Mets 7-6 in 11 innings for their fourth straight victory, passed them in the wild-card race. The Cardinals (75-69) have a half game lead over …
Posted: September 15, 2021, 2:13 pm
Does anyone in the NL wild-card race want to make the playoffs?
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:16 pm
Sep. 13—The Cincinnati Reds began their playoff push on Sept. 13 last season, starting a six-game winning streak that led to 11 victories in their last 14 games and their first postseason berth in seven years. Sept. 13 arrived Monday with the Reds enjoying a day off after their sixth straight series loss. Twelve losses in 18 games have not killed the Reds’ postseason hopes — they were tied …
Posted: September 13, 2021, 6:35 pm
MLB saw tremendous success with its “Field of Dreams” game — could the NBA pull off a similar type of outdoor event?
Posted: September 12, 2021, 1:28 am