The Reds went 33-43 in division play in 2019. Cincinnati hit . as a team last year while averaging 8.2 hits per game.
A Cincinnati Reds player tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, jeopardizing the team's game Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and reigniting fear of another outbreak in the sport after a pair of outbreaks severely affected the opening weeks of the season, sources told ESPN. The teams were informed of the positive test after their game in Cincinnati on Friday.
Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as Cincinnati broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings in an 8-1 win over Pittsburgh Friday night. Nick Castellanos added a three-run homer off Chris Stratton to cap Cincinnati’s four-run seventh. Gray (4-1) struck out 10, raising his season total to 45, a franchise record for a pitcher’s first five appearances.