Cincinnati Reds

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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

Dylan Axelrod will be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Cubs.

Axelrod allowed just two runs over six innings in a start for the Reds earlier this month but had to be sent down because the Reds needed a fresh bullpen arm. He'll remain in the rotation for a while if he pitches well. "I intend to get a good look at Dylan and give him every opportunity to pitch down the stretch for us and show his value to the organization," Reds manager Bryan Price said.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 8:04 PM

The Reds are awaiting test results after Homer Bailey (elbow) was re-evaluated recently.

Bailey has been limited to a strengthening program and admits that he's still not feeling 100 percent. "Little things kind of spark it every now and then, like grip stuff," he said. "My mind says I can still throw. But I had a feeling if I tried that, it would prove to be quite wrong." The Reds are hoping to get Bailey back sometime next month, but obviously it's no guarantee.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 8:03 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that he doesn't expect Tony Cingrani (shoulder) to return this season.

Cingrani had to be shut down from a throwing program earlier this month after feeling renewed discomfort in his left shoulder. "At this point in time, I'm not anticipating him being back, simply because I don't think he would have enough time to get back and be able to help us in September," Price said.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 7:57 PM

Joey Votto (quad) has begun throwing and taking dry swings.

It's the first dose of baseball-related activities for Votto since he landed on the disabled list July 6 with a strained left quad. The Reds have plummeted out of the postseason picture in his absence and aren't going to rush him back at this point. Votto can probably be dropped in redraft leagues.
Aug 26 - 4:24 PM

Reds prospect RHP Robert Stephenson scuffled again on Monday, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks over five innings for Double-A Pensacola.

He struck out five batters in the outing. Stephenson held his own during the first half of the season at Double-A, posting a 3.99 ERA and .212 BAA with 73 strikeouts over 70 innings. Unfortunately, the 21-year-old’s second half has been a struggle, evidenced by his 6.03 ERA, 11 home runs allowed and 33 walks in 59 2/3 frames. On the year, the hard-throwing right-hander owns a 4.93 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 129 2/3 innings (25 starts). Stephenson has continued to miss bats at a favorable rate (9.1 K/9) against older hitters, but his 1.3 HR/9 and decreased groundball rate are two concerning trends to follow heading into 2015.
Aug 26 - 3:38 PM


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