Starting catcher back from the IL, fresh off an off-day, at home, and with their ace on the mound, things were looking up for the Cincinnati Reds entering yesterday’s series opener against the Colorado Rockies.
Then, they got absolutely pounded.
A 10-run loss sank them to 9 games under .500, as well as a full 9 games back in the National League Central. That, folks, is bad.
Anthony DeSclafani will take the mound for the Reds on Saturday in a game whose meaning is a bit murky, as we’ve reached the point of the season where the idea of meaningful baseball at any point in the month of September is now just a pipe dream. The Reds have the third worst record in the NL, and with just 4 days remaining until the trade deadline...
The Rockies haven’t yet listed a starting pitcher as of the writing of this lovely preview of Saturday’s game, but odds are they will actually do that at some juncture. In fact, when they eventually announce that decision as well as their starting lineup, you’ll find the answer to that conundrum embedded in a tweet below this paragraph.
First pitch on Saturday is set for 7:10 PM ET. Go Reds.
Saturday night baseball. #BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/aLP3j5tbQG— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 27, 2019
DailyRoto Lineup Alert: Rockies— DailyRoto News (@dailyrotonews) July 27, 2019
1. RF Charlie Blackmon (L)
2. SS Trevor Story (R)
3. CF David Dahl (L)
4. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
5. 1B Daniel Murphy (L)
6. LF Ian Desmond (R)
7. 2B Ryan McMahon (L)
8. C Tony Wolters (L)
9. SP Chi Chi Gonzalez (R)https://t.co/MRx1sKcr7b