The last few days of Cincinnati Reds baseball have been pretty, pretty awful. Last night, the club lost to the Philadelphia Phillies thanks to an 8th inning dinger, and while that’s usually the kind of gut-kick that stands out for several days, it was actually one of the more reasonable losses the Reds have absorbed of late.
Homer Bailey will get the chance to stem the tide of losing on Tuesday, hopefully looking much more like he did on Opening Day than he did in his second start of the season. Of course, the Cincinnati hitters will have to tangle with budding Philadelphia ace Aaron Nola, which would be a tough task even if their lineup wasn’t thoroughly depleted.
First pitch is set for 7:05 PM ET. Watch it, or don’t.
Bailey gets the ball and @ablandino10 makes his debut tonight in Philly. ➡️ https://t.co/48wqRVAC4g pic.twitter.com/5FyV1Jbqeo— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 10, 2018
Nola Night. #GeauxPhils#BeBold pic.twitter.com/SGj6wiqPAp— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 10, 2018
- Yovani Gallardo was a Red for a blink, but is not anymore. The Reds designated the veteran for assignment earlier on Tuesday, thank the good lord.
- The Athletic’s C. Trent Rosecrans reported earlier today that Nick Senzel will slide back over to 3B for the Louisville Bats for the time being. That could mean any number of things, of course, but after saying repeatedly how they didn’t want him moving around all over the place so he could settle in at one position, the Reds brass is sure as hell doing the exact opposite with him.
- Speaking of 3B, Alex Blandino will make his big league debut tonight as the Reds 3B, and rightfully so.
- Go Reds. Please.