Game 126: Dodgers at Reds 

  

Game 125: Dodgers at Reds

  

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Game 124: Dodgers at Reds

  

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Chapman available again

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has only appeared in one game since Aug. 12 — last Tuesday’s blown save vs. the Royals where he allowed the game-tying homer in the ninth before the game went 13 innings. He hasn’t pitched since then because of shoulder stiffness.

Chapman is now viewed as available again.

“I would have used him in a save situation yesterday,” Reds manager Bryan Price said on Monday. “I think he’s past that point where I think the soreness is out of there and he should be good to go.”

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Game 123: Tigers at Reds

7:10 pm ET makeup game…

  

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Phillips remains day-to-day

Brandon Phillips has been out of the lineup the past two games with inflammation in his right biceps. Phillips was not in there again on Friday vs. Arizona as he remains day-to-day. He’s been unavailable to come off of the bench in the previous games and there was hope before Friday’s game he could be close to returning.

Phillips took batting practice and ground balls.

“He’s had some of the smaller injuries this year with the foot, the hand and the groin,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “With each time, we’ve kind of gotten to the point where he could have a full work day and go out there and take ground balls and hit and feel like he was a lot closer to helping us. Then we could safely assume he could play the next day.

“We weren’t able to have that work day [Thursday], we had some limitations. Today I feel like he’s going to be able to do more and have a better opportunity to assess what he’ll be able to do either tonight off the bench tonight or in the lineup tomorrow if he’s feeling better.”

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Game 120: D-backs at Reds

  

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LeCure pleased with first outing

Overshadowed somewhat in Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Royals was the two perfect innings of relief from freshly called up pitcher Sam LeCure. In his 2015 big league debut, LeCure worked two perfect innings in the seventh and eighth with two strikeouts.

It was definitely a meaningful moment for LeCure to succeed the first time out after spending the whole season at Triple-A Louisville trying to get back.

“It wasn’t so much emotion, you always kind of tell yourself, ‘hey, I’m a Major Leaguer. I know my stuff plays there. The game’s the same,'” LeCure said on Thursday. “So you believe it but you still have to prove it to yourself, you know what I mean? It was just real nice to go out there and have that type of outing and just reinforce the fact that it is the same game. My stuff does play here. I can get people out here like I had in the past.

“I didn’t do a whole lot wrong last night but there’s always going to be things you’re working to get better at. I’ll try to get better for the next time they give me a chance. Hopefully, we’re winning the game and we win the game and I can help out.”

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Byrd traded to Giants

The Reds pulled their first waiver trade of the season when Marlon Byrd was sent to the Giants on Thursday for Minor League pitcher Stephen Johnson.

Johnson is a right-handed pitcher at the Double-A level. He was assigned to Double-A Pensacola.

“We see him a relief pitcher. He’s got a big arm,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said.. But this is another case of an opportunity to get one of our veteran players to a contending club and a chance to help get a contending club to the postseason.”

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Game 119: D-backs at Reds (new)

With Marlon Byrd’s trade, there is an updated lineup.

  

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