2018 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2018 Cincinnati Reds season was the 129th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 16th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

2018 Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds Logo
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Bob Castellini
General manager(s)Dick Williams, Nick Krall
Manager(s)Bryan Price (through April 18)
Jim Riggleman (starting April 19)
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, Doug Flynn, Chris Welsh)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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Offseason

Transactions

November 2, 2017 SS Zack Cozart elected free agency. Cozart signed a three-year, $38 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on December 15, 2017.[1]
December 27, 2017 Signed RHP Jared Hughes to a two-year, $4.5 million contract.[2]
January 12, 2018 Signed OF Billy Hamilton to a one-year, $4.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration.[3]
January 12, 2018 Signed RHP Anthony DeSclafani to a one-year, $860,000 contract, avoiding arbitration.[3]
January 12, 2018 Signed RHP Michael Lorenzen to a one-year, $1.31 million contract, avoiding arbitration.[3]
January 30, 2018 Signed RHP David Hernandez to a two-year, $5 million contract.[4]
February 6, 2018 Signed 3B Eugenio Suárez to a one-year, $3.75 million contract, settling in arbitration. [5]
February 17, 2018 Signed 2B Scooter Gennett to a one-year, $5.7 million contract, settling in arbitration. [6]
March 16, 2018 Signed 3B Eugenio Suárez to a six-year, $66 million contract extension, including a club option for 2025. [7]

Standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Milwaukee Brewers 96 67 0.589 51–30 45–37
Chicago Cubs 95 68 0.583 1 51–31 44–37
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543 43–38 45–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 79 0.509 13 44–36 38–43
Cincinnati Reds 67 95 0.414 28½ 37–44 30–51

National League Wildcard

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Milwaukee Brewers 96 67 0.589
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 0.564
Atlanta Braves 90 72 0.556
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Chicago Cubs 95 68 0.583 +4
Colorado Rockies 91 72 0.558
St. Louis Cardinals 88 74 0.543
Pittsburgh Pirates 82 79 0.509 8
Arizona Diamondbacks 82 80 0.506
Washington Nationals 82 80 0.506
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 10½
New York Mets 77 85 0.475 13½
San Francisco Giants 73 89 0.451 17½
Cincinnati Reds 67 95 0.414 23½
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 24½
Miami Marlins 63 98 0.391 27

Record vs. opponents

2018 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 3–4 3–4 3–3 8–11 11–8 6–1 1–5 2–5 4–2 6–1 12–7 8–11 3–3 2–5 10–10
Atlanta 4–3 3–3 3–4 2–5 2–5 14–5 3–4 13–6 12–7 5–1 4–3 3–3 4–2 10–9 8–12
Chicago 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–3 4–3 5–2 11–9 6–1 4–2 10–9 5–2 3–3 9–10 4–3 13–7
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 8–11 2–4 6–1 2–5 6–13 3–3 3–4 5–14 3–4 4–2 7–12 1–6 10–10
Colorado 11–8 5–2 3–3 4–2 7–13 2–4 2–5 6–1 5–2 3–3 11–8 12–7 2–5 5–2 13–7
Los Angeles 8–11 5–2 3–4 1–6 13–7 2–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 5–1 14–5 10–9 3–4 5–1 12–8
Miami 1–6 5–14 2–5 5–2 4–2 4–2 2–5 7–12 8–11 1–4 2–5 4–3 3–3 6–13 9–11
Milwaukee 5–1 4–3 9–11 13–6 5–2 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–3 7–12 4–2 6–1 11–8 4–2 13–7
New York 5–2 6–13 1–6 3–3 1–6 2–4 12–7 3–4 11–8 3–4 4–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 8–12
Philadelphia 2–4 7–12 2–4 4–3 2–5 4–3 11–8 3–3 8–11 6–1 3–3 4–3 4–3 8–11 12–8
Pittsburgh 1–6 1–5 9–10 14–5 3–3 1–5 4–1 12–7 4–3 1–6 3–4 4–3 8–11 2–5 15–5
San Diego 7–12 3–4 2–5 4–3 8–11 5–14 5–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 4–3 8–11 4–3 2–4 7–13
San Francisco 11–8 3–3 3–3 2–4 7–12 9–10 3–4 1–6 3–4 3–4 3–4 11–8 2–5 4–2 8–12
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 10–9 12–7 5–2 4–3 3–3 8–11 3–3 3–4 11–8 3–4 5–2 5–2 11–9
Washington 5–2 9–10 3–4 6–1 2–5 1–5 13–6 2–4 8–11 11–8 5–2 4–2 2–4 2–5 9–11

The October 1 tiebreaker games were regular-season games that are included here.

Regular Season Summary

Opening Day starting lineup

Position Name
LF Jesse Winker
3B Eugenio Suárez
1B Joey Votto
2B Scooter Gennett
RF Scott Schebler
C Tucker Barnhart
SS José Peraza
P Homer Bailey
CF Billy Hamilton

April

  • April 19: The Reds fired manager Bryan Price after a 3–15 start to the season, along with pitching coach Mack Jenkins. Price managed in Cincinnati for five seasons and finished with a record of 279 wins and 387 losses. Bench coach Jim Riggleman was named interim manager, with Double-A Pensacola pitching coach Danny Darwin joining the coaching staff. Pat Kelly, who was the manager of Triple-A Louisville, will be the bench coach.[8]

May

  • May 7–May 13: Scooter Gennett was named N.L. Player of the Week with a slash line of .591/.591/1.227, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 7 runs and 2 doubles.[10]
  • May 10–May 13: The Reds swept the Dodgers in a four-game series for the first time since August 1976.[12]
  • May 21–May 27: Scooter Gennett was named N.L. Player of the Week for the second time in the 2018 season. Gennett batted .500 (12–for-24) with 6 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 HR and 10 RBI over six games played. Among his NL counterparts during the period, Scooter finished first in hits, slugging percentage (.958) and total bases (23); tied for first in home runs, extra–base hits (5) and RBI; second in batting average; tied for third in runs scored; and seventh in on–base percentage (.519).[13]

June

  • June 2: Scooter Gennett was named N.L. Player of the Month for the month of May. Gennett batted .398 (37–for–63) with 16 runs scored, 6 doubles, 8 HR and 24 RBI over 26 games played.[14]
  • June 21–24: The Reds swept the Cubs in a four-game series for the first time since April 1983, outscoring them 31–13 in the four games.[15] In game 3, Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam, the first pitcher to do this for the Reds since Bob Purkey in 1959. In the 4th game, the Reds trailed 6-1, but managed to come back by scoring 7 runs in the 7th inning.
  • June 30: Michael Lorenzen became the second Reds pitcher to hit a grand slam this season following Anthony DeSclafani's grand slam a week earlier. The home run was Lorenzen's third in as many at-bats making him the first pitcher to homer in three-straight at-bats since Mike Hampton in 2001.[16]

July

  • July 10: The Reds rallied from a four run deficit and scored seven runs in the 9th inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians, 7–4. The four-run comeback was the Reds' first since June 30, 2006 when Adam Dunn hit a walk-off grand slam, also against the Indians.[18]
  • July 23: The Reds were no-hit for seven innings by Cardinals rookie pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon. Poncedelon was taken out of the game in the 8th inning where Phillip Ervin broke up the no-hitter with a single off reliever Jordan Hicks. Eugenio Suárez tied the game in the 9th with a solo home run and Dilson Herrera hit a walk-off single later in the inning to give the Reds the 2–1 win.[20]

August

  • August 10: Joey Votto collected his 1,700th career hit with a single in the sixth-inning. Votto is the ninth player in franchise history to reach that level. [22]
  • August 29: Eugenio Suárez hit his 30th home run of the season, becoming the fourth player in Reds history to hit that many home runs while primarily playing third base. He joins Tony Pérez, Todd Frazier and Deron Johnson. Pitcher Michael Lorenzen also had a pinch-hit three-run home run, his fourth home run and his third against the Brewers this season.[23]

September

Game log

2018 regular season game log: 67–95 (Home: 37–44; Away: 30–51)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Reds team member

Roster

2018 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Pat Kelly
AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos Southern League Jody Davis
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 Jose Nieves
Rookie DSL Reds Dominican Summer League Cristobal Rodriguez

References

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  2. ^ Buchanan, Zach. "The Reds sign reliever Jared Hughes to a two-year deal". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Sheldon, Mark (12 January 2018). "Reds sign Hamilton, Lorenzen, DeSclafani". Reds.com. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ Adams, Steve (30 January 2018). "Reds Sign David Hernandez". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  5. ^ Sheldon, Mark (6 February 2018). "Source: Reds win arbitration case with Suarez". MLB.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  6. ^ Sheldon, Mark. "Gennett rewarded in arbitration case". MLB.com. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. ^ Sheldon, Mark (16 March 2018). "Reds give rising star Suarez 7-year extension". MLB.com. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ Sheldon, Mark. "Reds dismiss Price; Riggleman named interim". MLB.com. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  9. ^ Kramer, Daniel. "Didi, Votto garner Player of Week honors". MLB.com. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  10. ^ Thosar, Deesha. "Paxton, Lindor win on AL side, Gennett for NL". MLB.com. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  11. ^ Weinrib, Ben. "Reds acquire Harvey from Mets for Mesoraco". Reds.com. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Reds sweep Dodgers; Votto, Suarez homer in 5-3 win". usatoday.com. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Scooter Gennett of the Cincinnati Reds named National League Player of the Week presented by W.B. Mason". MLB.com. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  14. ^ Kelly, Matt. "Lindor, Gennett power way to top May honors". MLB.com. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  15. ^ Rogers, Jesse. "Cubs swept by last-place Reds in 4 games for first time since 1983". ESPN.com. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  16. ^ "RHP Michael Lorenzen's pinch-hit grand slam leads Reds over Brewers 12-3". ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  17. ^ Sheldon, Mark. "Gennett, Suarez, Votto named NL All-Stars". Reds.com. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  18. ^ Axisa, Mike. "Indians suffer most embarrassing loss of year thanks to closer meltdown, nickname mix-up". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  19. ^ Jablonski, David. "Reds end 36-year home run drought in All-Star Game". daytonadailynews.com. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  20. ^ Rippee, Brian. "Dilson delivers! Walk-off hit lifts Reds to W". Reds.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  21. ^ Perry, Dayn. "MLB trade deadline: Braves acquire Adam Duvall in four-player deal with Reds". CbsSports.com. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  22. ^ "Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds' 3-0 win". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  23. ^ "Yelich hits for cycle, Brewers beat Reds 13-12 in 10 innings". ESPN.com. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Schebler's club-record slam leads Reds over Padres 12-6". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Schebler's club-record slam leads Reds over Padres 12-6". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Votto hits slam, Reds get rain-shortened 7-2 win over Padres". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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