Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman returned to D.C. as his team opens a four-game series against the Nationals.
Riggleman said he is focusing on preparing for the game, but he does have fond memories for the area because he grew up here.
"Really, your thoughts are about the ballgame ahead of us," Riggleman said from his desk in the visitors clubhouse at Nationals Park. "It's home for me. This is where I grew up, so I have friends and family here. And that's always great. I wish we came in...
The Nationals' 2018 regular season will have to wait one more day.
With a 100 percent chance of rain predicted for tomorrow (and throughout much of the weekend) in Cincinnati, the Reds today announced that the opening day game against the Nationals has been postponed until Friday, March 30 at 4:10 p.m. Friday's game can be seen on MASN (not MASN2 as Thursday's game had been scheduled).
All opening day festivities planned for tomorrow's opening day will now take place at the same times on...
Manager: Bryan Price (5th season)
Record: 68-94 (5th in NL Central in 2017)
Last 10 games: Season opener
Who to watch: 1B Joey Votto (.320/.454/.578 with 36 HR, 100 RBIs), 2B Scooter Gennett (.295/.342/.531 with 27 HR, 97 RBIs), 3B Eugenio SuÃ¡rez (26 HR, 82 RBIs), RHP Luis Castillo (3-7, 3.12 ERA), RHP Raisel Iglesias (2.49 ERA, 28 saves)
Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (1-6 in 2017)
March 30: RHP Max Scherzer vs. RHP Homer Bailey, 4:10 p.m., MASN March 31: RHP...
The Cubs have a revamped rotation to go with a lineup that features Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, two hitters that are potential National League MVP candidates.
Their biggest competition in the NL Central could be the Brewers, who had 86 victories last season and have a legitimate shot to make the postseason for the first time since 2011.
But the Cardinals, who had 100, 86 and 83 wins in each of the last three seasons, are trying to avoid being left out of the postseason for the third...
Manager: Bryan Price (4th season)
Last 10 games: 6-4
Who to watch: 1B Joey Votto (26 HR, 68 RBIs), SS Zach Cozart (.316/.394/.547), CF Billy Hamilton (38 stolen bases), RHP Raisel Iglesias (1.69 ERA, 16 saves)
Season series vs. Nationals: 1-2
July 14: LHP Gio Gonzalez vs. RHP Tim Adleman, 7:10 p.m., MASN2
July 15: RHP Max Scherzer vs. RHP Luis Castillo, 7:10 p.m., MASN2
July 16: RHP Tanner Roark vs. RHP Homer Bailey, 1:10 p.m., MASN2
July 17: RHP Stephen...
The 5-0 deficit in the first inning was a difficult predicament for the Nationals, but they faced a similar situation Friday night and found a way to make another comeback.
This time, the Nats ultimately got as close as 6-2 against the Reds, but were never able to put together the big rally needed to come back from the early hole, as they have 19 times this season.
Michael A. Taylor hit a two-run shot in the fourth to get the Nats on the board. But that turned out to be the only offense they...
The first inning was a nightmare for Nats starter Tanner Roark. The Reds scored five runs on five hits to jump out early in Sunday's finale. Billy Hamilton doubled, Scooter Gennett singled and Joey Votto singled. Gennett's hit was a RBI knock. A Bryce Harper throwing error allowed Gennett to come home.
Roark walked Adam Duvall. A pair of fielder's choices plated Votto. The big hit was a two-run double from Tucker Barnhart.
The Nats looked like they would get back in the game quickly in the...
More on the amazing game for Trea Turner on Saturday when the Nats blasted the Reds 18-3: Turner went 5-for-5 with a walk, setting a new career high by reaching base six times. The last time a Nationals player pulled off that feat in one game was on April 30, when Anthony Rendon did it against the Mets. The four runs Turner scored also matched a career high.
"As he goes, we go," said manager Dusty Baker. "A lot of things happen when Trea gets on base. He was on base all six times, went...
Trea Turner and Michael A. Taylor reached career highs in hits, and Joe Ross pitched seven solid innings as the Nationals crushed the Reds 18-3 before a sellout 40,139 at Nats Park.
Turner went 5-for-5 with five singles, four runs, and a walk and two RBIs, setting a career high in hits. After some rough patches early in June, Turner has raised his average to .275.
"I feel better," Turner said. "I feel like it starting to come around. I feel more comfortable. Found some holes today. I felt...
The Nationals got the offense going against right-hander Homer Bailey, who is making his first start of the season. He had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow in February.
Trea Turner led off the bottom of the first with a single and Brian Goodwin walked. After Bryce Harper struck out swinging, Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two-run double to make it 2-0 Nats.
Daniel Murphy lined out to first base and Anthony Rendon was safe at first on a fielding error by Scooter Gennett. Matt...
Nationals manager Dusty Baker has Michael A. Taylor back in the starting lineup for Saturday's late afternoon tilt with the Reds. It will mark Taylor's first start since June 20. He has missed the last few games due to an undisclosed injury. Taylor pinch-hit and struckout late in Friday's series opener against the Reds.
"He's doing better," Baker said. "He's in there today. We decided it was better to keep him out and he hit yesterday in the cage. Much to my surprise I didn't know he...
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was unable to get off to a good start Friday. He struggled in the first inning, allowing four runs on five hits as the Reds raced out to a 4-0 lead.
The Nationals eventually came all the way back and stunned Cincinnati 6-5 in 10 innings.
As Strasburg watched the comeback, he had a chance to reflect on the rough beginning.
"Tough one. Obviously first inning was not great but I can try to go as long as I can and as hard as I can and they picked me up," Strasburg...
Brian Goodwin went 3-for-4 with two homers and two walks as the Nationals dropped the Reds 6-5 in 10 innings.
His biggest hit might have been the single with two outs in the 10th that got Trea Turner to third base to continue what turned out to be the game-deciding inning.
Bryce Harper followed with a RBI single to win it for the Nats, who notched their 19th comeback win of the season.
Goodwin's two solo shots came in the first and seventh innings of his first multi-homer game in the majors....
A hot and humid night and the Reds did not agree with Stephen Strasburg in the top of the first.
Cincinnati had no trouble finding a way to connect on Strasburg's pitches, beginning with a solo homer by Scooter Gennett. His drive, No. 10 on the season, went over the right-center field fence to give the Reds a 1-0 lead.
Joey Votto then singled and Adam Duvall doubled. The Duvall double came when Wilmer Difo, starting in center field for the first time, and right fielder Bryce Harper converged....
Wilmer Difo will make his first start in center field tonight in the series opener against the Reds, due to the undisclosed injury to Michael A. Taylor.
As in Miami, manager Dusty Baker did not give any further details as to why Taylor is out of the lineup again.
"I told you the other day he was hurting," Baker said. "He feels better today. Just didn't feel it was worth a chance in him going back to where he was. We will see. They'll work on him during the course of the game. Might be able...
Manager: Bryan Price (4th season)
Last 10 games: 1-9
Who to watch: 1B Joey Votto (.306/.419/.601 with 20 HR, 53 RBIs), LF Adam Duvall (.277 with 16 HR, 48 RBIs), RF Scott Schebler (20 HR, 39 RBIs), RHP Scott Feldman (5-5, 4.20 ERA), RHP Raisel Iglesias (1.59 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 12 saves)
Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (3-4 in 2016)
June 23: RHP Luis Castillo vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg, 7:05 p.m., MASN June 24: RHP Homer Bailey vs. RHP Joe Ross, 4:05...
The Chicago Cubs are defending a World Series title for the first time since 1909, and this year, they are one of the best teams in the National League.
The favorite to win the NL Central? Without a doubt, it is the Cubs.
The Cardinals have the best chance to challenge, but their rotation has questions. The Pirates could surprise, but their pitching is young. And the Reds and Brewers are rebuilding with little chance of a .500 record.
For the record, the Cubs won 104 games in 1909 and lost the...
The Chicago Cubs, World Series champions for the first time since 1908, are the favorites to win the National League Central.
The question is: Could the Cubs - and their youthful position-player roster - be baseball's answer to the NFL's New England Patriots, who won their fifth Super Bowl?
The Reds and Brewers are rebuilding. The Pirates have taken a step back. The Cardinals are the only team with a chance to challenge the Cubs.
Here's a look at the NL Central:
Chicago: The Cubs, defending...