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Reds' Chuckie Robinson: Remains out of lineup
Robinson isn't starting Saturday against the Cubs.
Robinson has split time behind the dish recently and will head to the bench for the fourth time in the last six games. Austin Romine is starting at catcher and batting ninth.... See More ... See Less
Reds' TJ Friedl: On bench against left-hander
Friedl isn't starting Saturday against the Cubs.
Friedl started the last six games but will get a breather with left-hander Drew Smyly on the mound for the Cubs on Saturday. Matt Reynolds will start in left field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jake Fraley: Collects three hits
Fraley went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs.
Fraley tallied three of the Reds' four hits Friday and accounted for the team's only run with a second-inning home run. Since returning from the injured list in July, the 27-year-old outfielder is hitting .297 with 11 homers and 25 RBI through 48 games. He's now gone deep in back-to-back games after a 12-game homerless drought.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Graham Ashcraft: Tagged with six runs
Ashcraft (5-5) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks over 2.2 innings Friday, striking out one and taking a loss against the Cubs.
Ashcraft was charged with three runs in each of the second and third innings during Friday's brutal outing. It was his shortest start since June 30 when he coughed up seven runs in just 2.1 frames. Over his last four starts, Ashcraft has posted an unsightly 6.86 ERA, raising his season number to 4.52 across 18 starts. The 24-year-old righty is expected to face the Cubs at home next week to finish off his rookie campaign.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mike Siani: Back in action Friday
Siani (head) is starting in center field and batting seventh Friday against the Cubs.
Siani suffered a head injury Tuesday but didn't suffer a concussion, and he'll return to the starting nine for Friday's series opener. The 23-year-old is 2-for-10 with three strikeouts since he was called up from Triple-A Louisville on Sept. 21.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Chuckie Robinson: Retreats to bench Friday
Robinson isn't starting Friday against the Cubs.
Robinson has split playing time at catcher recently and will head to the bench for the third time in the last five games. Austin Romine will draw the start behind the plate and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Matt Reynolds: Not starting Friday
Reynolds isn't in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Reynolds started six of the last seven games and went 4-for-17 with a double, an RBI, four walks and six strikeouts. He'll get a breather since Donovan Solano is starting at first base and batting fifth in his return to the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Stuart Fairchild: Riding pine Friday
Fairchild isn't starting Friday against the Cubs.
Fairchild has gone 0-for-9 with a strikeout over the last three games, and he'll retreat to the bench for the second time in the last three matchups. Mike Siani will start in center field and bat seventh.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Aristides Aquino: Remains on bench Friday
Aquino isn't in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Aquino has gone just 2-for-10 with a solo home run, two walks and three strikeouts over his last three games, and he'll remain on the bench for a second consecutive matchup. TJ Friedl will shift to right field while Jake Fraley starts in left.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Donovan Solano: Starting at first base Friday
Solano (eye) is starting Friday's game against the Cubs.
Solano was out of the lineup for the last six games due to an eye infection, but he appeared as a pinch hitter Wednesday against the Pirates and was hit by a pitch during his lone plate appearance. He'll start at first base and bat fifth during Friday's series opener against the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Justin Dunn: Sharp in rehab start
Dunn (shoulder) struck out four over three scoreless innings in his rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Louisville. He allowed no hits and issued two walks in the 46-pitch outing.
According to MLB.com, Reds manager David Bell relayed that Dunn said he felt the best he has at any point this season following Tuesday's rehab appearance, suggesting the right-hander is no longer experiencing any discomfort in his right shoulder. Cincinnati has already set its rotation for the remaining six games of the season, so Dunn will work out of the bullpen once activated from the 15-day injured list. Bell said that Dunn is expected to rejoin the Reds in Chicago over the weekend, so he could be activated at some point during the team's series with the Cubs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jake Fraley: Tallies 11th homer
Fraley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday against the Pirates.
Fraley earned a start for the second consecutive game, and he took advantage by slugging a game-tying homer in the ninth inning. He now has 11 home runs on the season -- a new career high -- four of which have come in September. Overall, Fraley has a .249/.333/.462 line across 225 plate appearances for the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Kyle Farmer: Launches 14th homer
Farmer went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday against the Pirates.
Farmer took Chase De Jong deep in the ninth inning for his 14th homer of the season. Six of those long balls have come in September, and Farmer has also tacked on 17 RBI and 10 runs scored for the month. Despite the hot stretch, Farmer still has a pedestrian .255/.315/.390 line across 560 plate appearances on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Alexis Diaz: Takes loss in extra frame
Diaz (6-3) allowed an unearned run on one walk and one hit while striking out two across 1.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Pirates.
Diaz entered the game in the ninth inning and kept the score knotted at 3-3. He remained on the mound for the 10th inning and allowed a soft bloop hit to Kevin Newman to surrender the winning run. Despite the minor setback, Diaz has maintained a 1.80 ERA with a 12:5 K:BB across 10 innings in September. He should remain locked into the closer role in the final week of the season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Luis Cessa: Turns in quality start
Cessa allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two across six innings Wednesday against the Pirates. He did not factor into the decision.
Cessa turned in his first quality start since shifting from the bullpen to the rotation in late August. He allowed all three of his earned runs in his first two innings of work, but he retired 12 of the last 14 hitters he faced. Cessa has now allowed only five earned runs across his last 15.2 innings of work, though he's backed that with a much less convincing 6:8 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
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