Cincinnati Reds

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Tucker Barnhart went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Barnhart's eighth inning homer brought the Reds within two runs, but the comeback did not pan out. Barnhart is batting .227 in a very mediocre season.

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Trevor Bauer (2-5) took the loss Sunday against the Mets, allowing five runs on six hits and no walks across seven innings. He struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Bauer was less than sharp Sunday, as he allowed two homers and was touched up for four runs in the first inning. He now owns a 4.48 ERA on the season, and has 253 strikeouts in 213 innings. His last start of the season should come Saturday at Pittsburgh.

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Raisel Iglesias struck out the side in order Saturday against the Mets, earning his 34th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Iglesias has been on fire lately, posting seven saves and 15 strikeouts in his last nine innings without allowing a run. Overall, he has a 3.99 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 89 strikeouts in 65.1 innings this season.

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Anthony DeSclafani allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk across six innings in the no-decision Saturday against the Mets. He struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: DeSclafani has addressed his home run problem that plagued him early in the season, as he has only allowed three homers in his past six outings. Overall, he's 9-9 with a 3.84 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 162 strikeouts in 161.2 innings. He'll make his last start of the season Friday in Pittsburgh.

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Aristides Aquino went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Aquino's homer came in the bottom of the ninth and accounted for the only run the Reds scored all night. He's batting .264 with 17 homers and 42 RBI in 48 games this season.

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Luis Castillo (15-7) was saddled with the loss Friday against the Mets, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks over seven innings. He struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Castillo cruised through five scoreless innings before allowing a solo homer in the sixth and a two-run blast in the seventh. He's had an ace-level season, posting a 3.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 218 strikeouts across 185.2 innings this season.

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Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Make it 48 for Eugenio, who has burst onto the MLB leaderboards with an incredible September in which he's already launched nine homers and is batting .382. He's now one home run shy of MLB leader Pete Alonso.

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Tyler Mahle did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's win over the Cubs, allowing one run on one hit and two walks over six innings. He struck out three.

Fantasy Impact: Mahle turned in one of his better outings of the year, but could not pick up the win in the extra-inning affair. He'll carry a 4.93 ERA and 123:31 K:BB through 122.2 innings into what should be his final start of the season against the Brewers next Wednesday.

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Sonny Gray (11-7) picked up the win Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks across 6.2 innings. He struck out nine.

Fantasy Impact: Gray continued his dominant second half Tuesday night, outdueling Yu Darvish and shutting down the Cubs for his 11th win. He lowered his ERA to 2.80, and has 199 strikeouts in 170.1 innings. He's had a tremendous comeback season, and should be a highly coveted starter going into 2020. He'll take on the Mets next over the weekend.

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Kevin Gausman (3-9) took the loss Monday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on three hits no walks while striking out two in two innings.

Fantasy Impact: Gausman was not expected to work deep into the game Monday, but after allowing a three-run home run, Dave Bell gave him a quick hook. Gausman will likely return to a bullpen role, where he's posted a 4.02 ERA in 11 appearances with the Reds.

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Josh VanMeter went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, a walk, and another run scored Friday against Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: VanMeter went deep off Mike Leake in the fourth inning, which gave the Reds a lead that they wouldn't relinquish. He now has seven homers this season, and is slashing .247/.336/.424 across 84 games.

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Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Friday against Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Votto blasted the homer in the third inning off Mike Leake. Votto continues to slog through a disappointing season in which he's slashing .268/.359/.424 with 75 runs scored and 46 RBI.

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Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk in Thursday’s 11-5 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Galvis made baseball history by becoming the first short stop ever to hit a grand slam with two different ball clubs in the same season. He is slashing .263/.296/.442 with 23 home runs and 70 RBI this year.

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Nick Senzel has a torn labrum in his shoulder and will miss the rest of the regular season, according to a report from C. Trent Rosencrans on Twitter. (Source: C. Trent Rosencrans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Senzel played in 104 games this season, batting .256 with 55 runs scored, 12 home runs, 42 RBI, and 14 stolen bases.

Category: Injury Updates


Jose Peraza went 2-for-2 with two doubles in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Peraza was one of three Reds hitters to record multiple hits, but the rest of the lineup could not produce. Peraza is batting .243 with six homers, 33 RBI, and 32 runs scored this season.

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Brian O'Grady hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat Tuesday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: O'Grady entered the game in the seventh inning and launched a 426-foot homer to right field for his first major-league home run. This season in Triple-A, O'Grady batted .280 with 28 homers and 77 RBI.

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Phillip Ervin went 1-for-4 with a walk and a walkoff solo home run Thursday against the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Ervin sent Reds fans home happy with a home run in the 11th, his sixth of the season. He is batting .296 with a .357 OBP and .877 OPS. He's typically relegated to a bench role in favor of Nick Senzel, but that may change now that the Reds are out of the playoff hunt.

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Jose Iglesias went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Iglesias has homered in consecutive games, bringing his season total to 11. He's put together a decent season, batting .293 with 53 RBI and five steals.

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Michael Lorenzen is starting in center field and batting seventh Thursday against the Phillies. (Source: Cincinnati Reds)

Fantasy Impact: With the season coming to a close and the Reds out of the playoff picture, they seem to be experimenting lineup positioning. Lorenzen is batting .353 with one home run and three steals in 19 plate appearances this season.

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Lucas Sims allowed one run on three hits and no walks over 2.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. He struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Sims was promoted to starter after Alex Wood was scratched with a back injury. Sims has a 4.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 46:13 K:BB in 33.1 innings this season. He figures to return to the bullpen moving forward.

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