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Cueto gave up just two earned runs over eight innings in Sunday's 3-2 defeat of the Pirates.

Cueto surrendered a solo homer to Josh Harrison in the bottom of the first inning and a solo homer to Jordy Mercer in the second, but he was otherwise pretty sharp en route to his 16th victory of the season. Cueto struck out six and issued only one walk. He'll carry a sparkling 2.26 ERA and 0.97 WHIP into his next start at home against the Mets.
Aug 31 - 4:40 PM

Alfredo Simon allowed three earned runs in seven innings Saturday as the Reds fell to the Pirates.

Simon gave up a three-run homer to Neil Walker in the bottom of the first inning. He settled in after that, allowing only four hits total, but the Cincinnati offense could muster only two runs of support. Simon struck out seven and walked two. He is 13-9 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 107/45 K/BB ratio in 167 1/3 innings this season. A home start against the Mets is next.
Aug 30 - 6:51 PM

Mike Leake fired seven scoreless innings Friday against the Pirates, but was handed a no-decision.

Leake scattered six hits while walking none and striking out one. While another win would have been nice, he now has back-to-back scoreless outings under his belt. He'll carry a 3.38 ERA into a start against the Orioles in Baltimore next week.
Aug 29 - 10:46 PM

Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-3 with an RBI single Friday against the Pirates.

Mesoraco broke up Edinson Volquez's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh inning and then knocked in the Reds' only run of the game in the eighth. The 26-year-old has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he still owns an impressive .282/.362/.536 batting line with 20 homers and 65 RBI through 93 games.
Aug 29 - 10:44 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said that Joey Votto (quad) had "some fairly significant discomfort" when fielding ground balls on Wednesday.

"He took a few ground balls (Wednesday)," Price said. "It wasn't as good a result as we had hoped. There was still some fairly significant discomfort when he got lateral side-to-side so we had back off with that and stay with some strengthening and whatever the physical therapy protocols are. We hope when we get back there are some marked improvement. He took some light swings yesterday and he'll be able to gradually increase baseball workload based on how he feels." The Reds aren't ready to shut Votto down for the season and don't think his distal quad strain will be a chronic injury. However, with the club's playoff hopes dwindling, the odds of them bringing Votto back in the final month aren't good at this point. Fantasy owners certainly shouldn't be expecting to get him back.
Aug 29 - 5:15 PM

Zack Cozart went 3-for-4 with a double, two steals and three runs scored as the Reds beat the Cubs 7-2 on Thursday.

The Reds were 6-for-6 stealing bases, racking up all of them in the first four innings while Jake Arrieta was in the game. It was their most steals in a game since 2006, when Felipe Lopez had four and Ryan Freel had two. Joining Cozart with two steals today was Todd Frazier, while Billy Hamilton and Kris Negron had one apiece.
Aug 28 - 4:32 PM

Dylan Axelrod shut out the Cubs for five innings, striking out eight, to pick up his first win for the Reds on Thursday.

Axelrod walked the first batter he faced on 11 pitches, but it hardly set the tone for the day. The former White Sox starter easily handled the young Cubs lineup, which was minus Anthony Rizzo, allowing just two hits. He should remain in the rotation for however long Homer Bailey is out, but he's merely a fringe play in NL-only leagues at best.
Aug 28 - 4:29 PM

Billy Hamilton went 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI against the Cubs on Thursday.

But only one steal. Regardless, this probably rates as his best game of the second half. He entered with a .219/.247/.285 line in 151 at-bats since the All-Star break. The walks today were his 24th and 25th in 486 at-bats this season.
Aug 28 - 4:19 PM

Reds recalled RHP Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville.

Axelrod will make a spot for the Reds in Thursday's series finale against the Cubs. He allowed just two runs over six innings in an outing August 18 at Coors Field, but the right-hander is not a very good fantasy streamer. He has a 4.01 ERA this year at Triple-A.
Aug 28 - 11:27 AM

Reds optioned RHP Daniel Corcino to Triple-A Louisville.

Corcino struck out two batters in a scoreless inning of relief Tuesday. It was his only appearance in a six-day stint with the major league club. The right-hander will likely be back when rosters expand in September.
Aug 28 - 11:23 AM

Mat Latos picked up his fifth win with a 10-strikeout performance in Wednesday's start against the Cubs.

Latos reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season, vastly eclipsing his previous season-high of seven. He did run into some trouble early, allowing second-inning solo home runs to Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler. Overall, he gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk. He'll take a 3.15 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 67/24 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Aug 27 - 10:43 PM

Aroldis Chapman allowed the tying run to reach base, but escaped the ninth inning unharmed as he picked up his 28th save in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Chapman allowed a lead-off single to Arismendy Alcantara, then struck out the next two batters before walking Chris Coghlan to put the tying run on base. The lefty was able to get Javier Baez to fly out to deep center field to end the contest. Chapman is now 28-for-30 in save chances with a 2.49 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and an 85/19 K/BB ratio.
Aug 27 - 10:36 PM

Joey Votto (quad) did some "baseball activities" Wednesday, taking ground balls.

Votto has also been playing catch and doing some running. He appears to be getting closer to a return, but the minor league seasons ending over the weekend limits his opportunities to get into rehab games. Even when he comes back he won't be 100 percent, Reds manager Bryan Price has continued to say, and it's still unclear when that return may be.
Aug 27 - 6:30 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mat Latos and Mike Leake went on revocable waivers Tuesday.

Rosenthal notes that both are "likely to be claimed," but "neither figures to be traded." It was Rosenthal over the weekend who noted that the Reds are likely to trade at least one starter over the offseason, and he reiterated that point Wednesday. He's said that Latos is "perhaps the most likely" of the Reds' starters to be dealt. Latos, Leake, Cueto and Alfredo Simon are all under team control for just one more season.
Aug 27 - 10:11 AM

Johnny Cueto allowed a pair of home runs en route to a loss, yielding three runs in 6 1/3 innings overall against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Cueto surrendered a first-inning solo shot to Anthony Rizzo, which would prove to be all of the offense starter Travis Wood and the Cubs' bullpen would need. Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Overall, Cueto allowed seven hits and walked two while striking out eight. He has failed twice in a row to win his 16th game, and now has a 2.26 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 199/55 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Sunday next.
Aug 26 - 10:58 PM


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