The hardball referendums are coming. The trade deadline is Aug. 1. So we ask regarding those teetering teams and their baseball seasons, remain or, eeewww, leave? (Getty Images) Cincinnati Reds NL Central: 22 games back. NL wild card: 12 ½ back. Walt
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton and left fielder Adam Duvall converged on an Anthony Rizzo fly ball in the top of the first inning, leading to disaster. The ball glanced off of Duvall’s glove, hit Hamilton in the face, and rolled away. Hamilton laid on the ground in pain while Duvall tracked the ball down. Two runners scored easily and Rizzo wheeled around third base, scoring easily for an inside-the-park three-run home run. Hamilton exited the game under his own power, replaced by Tyler Holt. The Reds will likely pass along information on Hamilton’s status after the game.