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Anthony DeSclafani gave up two runs over six innings in a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Friday.

DeSclafani held the Nationals to a pair of RBI singles. He gave up eight hits in all while walking two (one intentional) and striking out just one batter. This was his first win since April 20. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 3.41 ERA through 10 starts this season, but he owns a mediocre 41/25 K/BB ratio in 58 innings.
May 29 - 10:27 PM

Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Friday for his eighth save of the season.

Chapman struck out two in the inning and worked around a one-out single from Bryce Harper to notch the save. While this is mostly about how bad the Reds have been recently, this was just his third save this month. The hard-throwing left-hander has a 1.69 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 11 walks over 21 1/3 innings of work this season.
May 29 - 10:25 PM

Todd Frazier went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Friday against the Nationals.

Frazier now has 15 home runs on the season, which puts him three behind Washington's Bryce Harper for the National League lead. He's already more than halfway to the 29 home runs he hit all of last season. Frazier has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, giving him a .266/.357/.584 batting line on the year.
May 29 - 10:25 PM

Joey Votto smacked a solo homer in Friday's win over the Nationals.

It was his eighth home run of the season and his first since since way back on April 28. After hitting .317 in April, the 31-year-old has hit just .236 this month.
May 29 - 10:24 PM

Jason Marquis has been demoted to the Reds' bullpen.

It's pretty amazing that he lasted this long, really. Marquis posted a 6.46 ERA over nine starts for the Reds, including an 8.50 mark over his last four outings. He'll work in a mop-up role.
May 29 - 3:46 PM

Johnny Cueto (elbow) will not be ready to start on Sunday against the Nationals as hoped.

It doesn't appear that Cueto has had another setback, but rather the Reds just want to give him some more time. They're hoping he'll be ready to take the ball sometime during the series with the Phillies that begins next Tuesday. Michael Lorenzen will start Sunday.
May 29 - 3:44 PM

Brandon Phillips (toe) remained out of the Reds' lineup Friday.

Phillips hasn't started since aggravating a turf toe injury on Monday. He should again be available off the bench but it's unclear when he'll return to the lineup. Skip Schumaker is at second base Friday.
May 29 - 3:23 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Johnny Cueto "is at least on (the Astros') radar."

It's possible they could ultimately shoot a little lower (Heyman says that they're also considering Aaron Harang), but it sounds like there's a good chance the Astros will add a starter before the deadline. One executive noted that potential trade talks between the Astros and Reds could get interesting given the icy relationship Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow and Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty had when together in St. Louis. Cueto is currently dealing with an elbow issue, but he was cleared of structural damage and is expected to rejoin the rotation Sunday.
May 29 - 12:28 PM

Reds prospect SS Alex Blandino went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Wednesday for High-A Daytona.

Blandino hasn’t stopped hitting since the Reds popped in the first round of the 2014 draft, while his strong game on Wednesday pushed his season batting line to .319/.405/.448 through 44 games. The 22-year-old also has 12 extra-base hits (four home runs), 21 RBI, five steals (in 12 attempts) and a 23/22 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Some doubt whether the Stanford product will be able to remain at shortstop long term, but his impressive bat should be a clean fit at either second or third base if he’s forced off the position.
May 28 - 3:54 PM

Brandon Phillips (toe) struck out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday in the Reds' loss to the Rockies.

Phillips reaggravated the turf toe in his left foot on Monday, but that he was used as a pinch-hitter Wednesday is a good indication that he is going to avoid the disabled list. The veteran second baseman is slashing .297/.335/.355 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 41 games this year.
May 28 - 9:18 AM

Mike Leake was knocked around again Wednesday, surrendering six runs over five innings in a loss to the Rockies.

He served up two home runs among nine hits while also walking a pair. Leake got off to a fantastic start this season but has fallen apart of late, allowing a whopping 20 runs over his last three starts to push his ERA from 2.36 to 4.66. He'll try to bounce back next week in Philadelphia.
May 27 - 3:46 PM

Todd Frazier doubled and belted a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

He also drew a walk, providing much of the offense for the Reds in their afternoon loss to Colorado. The longball was the Frazier's 14th this season, pushing him past Giancarlo Stanton for second place in the NL in homers behind Bryce Harper. Frazier also has 28 RBI.
May 27 - 3:31 PM

The Reds are shooting for Sunday against the Nationals for Johnny Cueto's (elbow) return to the rotation.

Cueto will play catch Wednesday before throwing a bullpen session Friday. If he feels good the next day on Saturday, he's expected to be cleared to take the ball Sunday. Cueto was cleared of any structural damage in his right elbow and the Reds hope he'll be fine after what would be 11 days of rest in between starts.
May 27 - 11:07 AM

Brandon Phillips (toe) remained out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Phillips recently aggravated a turf toe issue that initially cropped up a couple weeks ago. The Reds are hoping he'll be ready to play Friday after Thursday's off day. Skip Schumaker is filling in at second base Wednesday.
May 27 - 10:07 AM

Marlon Byrd scored the game-winning run and had both of the Reds' runs in their 2-1, walk-off victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Byrd singled and scored in the second inning before leading off the bottom of the ninth with a walk. He was sacrificed into scoring position and Skip Schumaker's RBI double plated Byrd as the winning run. Byrd's rate stats leave something to be desired, but he's still got 10 homers, 25 RBI and 20 runs scored on the year.
May 26 - 10:16 PM


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