Just go ahead and flush that last series down the toilet. Pick up that toilet and throw it off your roof while you’re at it, too.
- Jesse Winker and Nick Castellanos are still in-line to be starters for the NL in July’s All Sar game as of the latest in voting totals released today. That said, Mookie Betts is gaining on them, so go vote for the Reds duo as many times as you can to keep them repped.
- It’s not ‘news,’ at least not yet, but it’s interesting to hear former Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani speak openly about not using foreign substances while pitching, as he did to the SF Chronicle’s John Shea. It’s interesting purely because we highlighted while he was with the Reds that he didn’t fit the newfangled ‘high spin’ prototype that it seemed the Reds were looking for under their new pitching gurus, and I’m merely lobbing this out there since the Reds seemed to move on from Disco around the same time they fell hard for another right-hander who’s the biggest posterboy for the investigation into sticky substance usage. It’s just...interesting.
- There were none of note today, though it’s worth pointing out that “Roster moves” is, in itself, a complete sentence.
Reds at Twins, 8:10 PM EDT, at Target Field
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Tonight's Reds lineup in Minneapolis.@PNCBank pic.twitter.com/OudyGqkFal— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 21, 2021
We're back in town! #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/291ryUfoWA— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 21, 2021
CIN: Tyler Mahle (7-2, 3.39 ERA, 14 GS, 74.1 IP, 90/23 K/BB)
MIN: J.A. Happ (3-3, 6.12 ERA, 12 GS, 60.1 IP, 44/18 K/BB)