The flip side is if the Reds continue to fall out of the playoff picture, they could look to become sellers. Nick Castellanos is playing at an MVP-caliber level, but he holds an opt-out clause at the end of the season. The better Castellanos plays, the more likely it is that he will exercise the opt-out clause.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 7:31 pm
He’s hitting even better at Louisville. Lopez, a switch-hitter, is hitting . with a .
Posted: June 21, 2021, 6:48 pm
Here are Monday’s tweets and news of interest to those who follow Greater Cincinnati sports: 1. Former Cincinnati Bearcats basketball coach John Brannen announced via Twitter last April that UC would play host to Chris Mack and the Louisville Cardinals on Nov. 13 at Fifth Third Arena – which would be the 100th all-time meeting between the two programs.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:21 pm
Their family had traveled from Los Angeles to San Diego to see the Reds play, and Abigail arrived in a Joey Votto T-shirt. And then the ejection. Votto had gotten into an argument with San Diego Padres players, leading umpires to boot him and Reds manager David Bell from the game.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:29 pm
Spencer Limbach outlines the best MLB DFS Plays, Bargains, and GPP Pivots for the six-game slate on Monday, June 21. (Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:58 pm
Tampa Bay Rays infield prospect Wander Franco, on his way to the majors this week, should be different of course, but we thought that about Kelenic, too. In fact, I still think Kelenic is going to be great. Clearly, though, for today at least, his value “in the big picture” is far worse in the fantasy world than it was a mere month ago, before he struggled in the big leagues.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:55 pm
Joseph Daniel Votto remains the World’s Most Interesting Ballplayer, Thursday night was supremely engaging and the Reds bullpen still stinks. In fact, that last observation is something we do know about baseball, at least in the here and now. Ownership’s partial deconstruction of a team the Reds spent five years diligently losing lots of games to build remains in the spotlight.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:32 pm
He is 3-3 with a 6.12 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 6.6 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 across 60 1/3 IP over 12 starts. Happ has struggled lately, with at least 4 earned runs allowed in each of his last three starts, and in six of his last seven outings. His ERA has ballooned from 1.91 to 6.12 since May 12.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:24 pm
Almost three months later a ripple of grief, a current of shock, still catches him. Rob Refsnyder will be warming up before a game and pass Mike Bell’s No. 36 jersey hanging in the Twins dugout. Just that image will break his routine, forcing him to pause and remember.”He’s not here anymore,” Refsnyder will realize again and again. “It hits you at unexpected times.”Bell, the Twins bench coach, …
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:59 am
The Minnesota Twins return home to Minneapolis after matching their season-high with a four-game winning streak heading into a two-game series with the Cincinnati Reds starting Monday night. The Reds, meanwhile, who began their current nine-game road trip with a three-game sweep of the Brewers in Milwaukee, bring a four-game losing streak with them after getting swept by the Padres in San Diego. But baseball will take a back seat prior to the series opener.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:10 am
Cincinnati Reds (35-35, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (30-41, fourth in the AL Central) Minneapolis; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (7-2, 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Twins: J.A. Happ (3-3, 6.12 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 44 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins +105, Reds -122; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati enters the game as losers of their last four games. The Twins are 14-21 in home games in 2020.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 7:22 am
Wil Myers smacks a two-run triple to right field and scores on a Joey Votto throwing error, giving the Padres a 3-0 lead in the 3rd inning
Posted: June 20, 2021, 9:12 pm
Fernando Tatis Jr. may have reinjured his left shoulder against the Reds, departing the game in the fifth inning after diving for a ground ball.
Posted: June 20, 2021, 3:23 pm
Whit Merrifield steals second and third base in the 1st for his Major League-leading 18th and 19th stolen bases of the season
Posted: June 19, 2021, 8:51 pm
Brad Johnson covers the latest home run news including a big week from Fernando Tatis Jr., fresh injuries, and a spotlight on Ryan Mountcastle. (John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 19, 2021, 8:04 pm
Wil Myers made up for lost time with two impressive swings. After struggling for weeks, Myers homered twice and doubled to lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 win against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Tommy Pham hit a leadoff homer and Chris Paddack struck out 11 in five impressive innings to match his career high.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 5:51 am
The first sellout crowd at Petco Park since 2019 was treated to Fernando Tatis Jr.’s electrifying solo home run in the sixth inning and Victor Caratini’s game-winning, two-run shot in the ninth. In between, Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer also homered for the Padres, who recovered from closer Mark Melancon’s blown save in Cincinnati’s four-run ninth to take a 6-4 thriller against the Reds on Thursday night. “It felt like more than a win, for a lot of reasons,” manager Jayce Tingler said as fireworks went off over the downtown ballpark to put a capper on what was billed as “San Diego’s Opening Day.”
Posted: June 18, 2021, 4:32 am
Jorge Polanco has been red-hot in the month of June, and NBC Sports EDGE’s Chris Crawford breaks down how his 2B/SS eligibility and offensive traits can help fantasy rosters for the remainder of 2021.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 9:45 pm