2019 Cincinnati Reds season

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2019 Cincinnati Reds
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Major League affiliations
Location
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Owner(s)Bob Castellini
Manager(s)David Bell
Local televisionFox Sports Ohio
(Thom Brennaman, Chris Welsh, George Grande, Jeff Brantley, Jim Day, Jeff Piecoro)
Local radioWLW (700 AM)
Reds Radio Network
(Marty Brennaman, Jeff Brantley, Jim Day, Thom Brennaman, Chris Welsh, Tommy Thrall (fill - in), Doug Flynn (fill-in), Sam LeCure (fill-in), Danny Graves (fill-in),
StatsESPN.com
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The 2019 Cincinnati Reds season is the 150th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 17th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Offseason[edit]

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • October 21, 2018: Cincinnati native and former third baseman David Bell hired as the 63rd manager in franchise history.[1] The contract spans three years with a club option for a fourth.[1]
  • November 2, 2018: Derek Johnson named pitching coach. Johnson was previously the pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2016–2018.[2]
  • November 6, 2018: Turner Ward named hitting coach. Ward was previously the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2016–2018.[3]

Trades[edit]

Signings[edit]

  • January 10, 2019: Signed backup catcher Curt Casali to a one-year, $950,000 contact, avoiding arbitration.[8]
  • January 11, 2019: Signed six players to one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration, starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani, $2.125 million; second baseman Scooter Gennett, $9.775 million; right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen, $1.95 million; shortstop José Peraza, $2.775 million; outfielder Yasiel Puig, $9.7 million; starting pitcher Tanner Roark, $10 million.[9]
  • February 11, 2019: Signed free-agent reliever Zach Duke to a one-year, $2 million contract. This will be Duke's second stint with the Reds after pitching with the team during the 2013 season.[10]
  • February 13, 2019: Pitcher Alex Wood won his arbitration case over the club and will earn $9.65 million on a one-year contract in 2019.[11]

Standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 66 57 0.537 35–23 31–34
Chicago Cubs 66 58 0.532 ½ 41–19 25–39
Milwaukee Brewers 64 61 0.512 3 36–26 28–35
Cincinnati Reds 58 66 0.468 35–31 23–35
Pittsburgh Pirates 51 73 0.411 15½ 25–35 26–38


National League Wildcard[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 44 0.651
Atlanta Braves 74 52 0.587
St. Louis Cardinals 66 57 0.537


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Washington Nationals 68 56 0.548 +2
Chicago Cubs 66 58 0.532
New York Mets 64 60 0.516 2
Philadelphia Phillies 64 60 0.516 2
Milwaukee Brewers 64 61 0.512
San Francisco Giants 63 62 0.504
Arizona Diamondbacks 62 63 0.496
San Diego Padres 59 65 0.476 7
Cincinnati Reds 58 66 0.468 8
Colorado Rockies 57 67 0.460 9
Pittsburgh Pirates 51 73 0.411 15
Miami Marlins 45 78 0.366 20½


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2019 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 4–3 2–4 0–0 7–9 5–10 1–3 1–3 2–1 4–2 6–1 3–7 8–9 1–2 4–3 14–6
Atlanta 3–4 5–2 3–4 3–2 2–4 12–4 3–3 8–5 6–6 5–2 5–2 3–1 4–2 6–6 6–5
Chicago 4–2 2–5 7–9 3–3 3–4 6–1 7–5 2–2 2–5 8–5 2–1 1–2 7–5 2–1 10–8
Cincinnati 0–0 4–3 9–7 3–3 1–5 3–0 8–8 2–2 1–2 5–8 3–1 4–3 6–9 1–5 8–9
Colorado 9–7 2–3 3–3 3–3 3–10 5–2 2–2 1–2 3–4 2–1 7–6 6–10 0–0 3–4 8–10
Los Angeles 10–5 4–2 4–3 5–1 10–3 5–1 4–3 3–1 5–2 6–0 8–5 8–5 3–4 4–3 3–6
Miami 3–1 4–12 1–6 0–3 2–5 1–5 2–1 4–11 7–6 1–2 4–2 2–1 3–4 3–10 8–9
Milwaukee 3–1 3–3 5–7 8–8 2–2 3–4 1–2 5–1 4–3 12–4 0–3 2–4 5–5 4–2 7–11
New York 1–2 5–8 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 11–4 1–5 4–9 5–1 3–3 3–4 2–5 10–6 12–5
Philadelphia 2–4 6–6 5–2 2–1 4–3 2–5 6–7 3–4 9–4 2–1 3–3 3–4 4–2 5–9 8–5
Pittsburgh 1–6 2–5 5–8 8–5 1–2 0–6 2–1 4–12 1–5 1–2 6–1 2–1 4–12 2–1 12–5
San Diego 7–3 2–5 1–2 1–3 6–7 5–8 2–4 3–0 3–3 3–3 1–6 6–9 4–2 4–3 10–7
San Francisco 9–8 1–3 2–1 3–4 10–6 5–8 1–2 4–2 4–3 4–3 1–2 9–6 2–1 1–5 7–8
St. Louis 2–1 2–4 5–7 9–6 0–0 4–3 4–3 5–5 5–2 2–4 12–4 2–4 1–2 3–1 9–11
Washington 3–4 6–6 1–2 5–1 4–3 3–4 10–3 2–4 6–10 9–5 1–2 3–4 5–1 1–3 8–4

Updated with the results of all games through August 18, 2019.


Regular Season Summary[edit]

Opening Day starting lineup[edit]

Position Name
LF Jesse Winker
1B Joey Votto
RF Yasiel Puig
3B Eugenio Suárez
CF Scott Schebler
SS José Peraza
C Tucker Barnhart
2B José Iglesias
P Luis Castillo

March[edit]

  • March 28: The Reds rallied from 2–1 deficit to defeat the Pirates on Opening Day in front of a crowd of 44,049, the largest for a regular-season game in Great American Ballpark history.[12]

April[edit]

  • April 13: The Reds played for the first time in 16 years (excluding Canada) outside the United States as they played in Monterrey, Mexico against the Cardinals. The Reds won 5–2.
  • April 17: In the 8th inning, Joey Votto popped up to Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger in foul territory, Votto's first career pop out to first in 6,827 career plate appearances.[13]
  • April 18: Joey Votto hits his first career leadoff home run and number 271 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds, moving him into fourth place on the Reds franchise all-time home run list.[14]

May[edit]

  • May 2: Luis Castillo was named N.L. Pitcher of the Month for the month of April. In 43.1 innings, Castillo had an ERA of 1.43 and struck out 42 batters while going 3–1.[15]
  • May 3: Derek Dietrich became the first major league second baseman to hit a pair of three-run homers in the first three innings of a game since Reds Hall of Famer Joe Morgan on Aug. 19, 1974, according to STATS.[16]
  • May 5: Eugenio Suárez, Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich hit back-to-back-to-back home runs off Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija on three-consecutive pitches in the first inning. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time a team homered on three consecutive pitches was the Dodgers on June 12, 2007, against the Mets.[17]
  • May 28: Derek Dietrich hit three home runs and had 6 RBIs in a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The three home runs gave Dietrich 7 home runs versus the Pirates this season and also marked his last six hits all being home runs.[18]

June[edit]

  • June 21: Derek Dietrich became the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to be hit three times by a pitch in one game according to the Elias Sports Bureau.[19]
  • June 30: Luis Castillo was named to the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star team, the first Reds starting pitcher since 2014 to make the All-Star team. This is Castillo's first All-Star selection.[20]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 10: Rookie Aristides Aquino hit three home runs against the Washington Nationals to match Trevor Story's record for most home run's in a players first 10 games with seven.[27]
  • August 12: Aquino hit his 8th home run becoming the first player to ever hit eight home runs in his first 12 career games.[28]
  • August 17: Aquino hit is 11th home run becoming the first player since 1900 to have 11 home runs in his first 17 games, according to the Elias Sport Bureau.[29]
  • August 18: Kevin Gausman threw an immaculate inning, striking out all three batters on nine pitches, the 6th such feat in Reds history. This was the second time Gausman had thrown an immaculate inning, with the first coming on April 23, 2018.[30]

Game log[edit]

Roster[edit]

Cincinnati Reds roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches



25 active, 15 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 10-day injured list
dagger Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated August 18, 2019
TransactionsDepth chart

All MLB rosters

Awards and honors[edit]

Recipient Award Date awarded Ref.
Luis Castillo National League Pitcher of the Month (April) May 2, 2019 [31]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Jody Davis
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Pat Kelly
A Daytona Tortugas Florida State League Ricky Gutierrez
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Luis Bolivar
A-Rookie Advanced Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Ray Martinez
A-Rookie Advanced Greeneville Reds Appalachian League Gookie Dawkins
Rookie AZL Reds Arizona League
Rookie DSL Reds Dominican Summer League

References[edit]

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