Aside from losing the first four games and suffering multiple significant injuries, that West Coast trip wasn’t so bad.
The Reds took a chance on the former Dodgers star, hoping that he’d reach his full potential away from his considerable baggage in Los Angeles.
Mahle is in his second full season, and although he’s cut down on his high walk total from last year, he hasn’t yet shown an ability to pitch deep into games.
Sonny Gray, chasing the clouds away Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images The Reds’ bullpen has the lowest team ERA in the NL, so their poor record in close games is especially baffling.
Jay Bruce spent the first nine years of his major league career with the Reds, and so far, he hasn’t exactly made them regret trading him.
Honestly, I couldn’t remember one thing Hernandez did with the Phillies, but apparently he was the pitcher who melted down on Opening Day - against the Reds - to blow the game.
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